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The U.S. Labor Department is accusing a garlic grower of violating worker safety and transportation laws in connection with a 2015 van crash that killed four farm laborers on a California Central Valley highway


Quady Winery and Salt of the Earth are expanding to keep up with consumer demand primarily for their premium Moscato brands. Quady Winery is a California producer specializing solely in premium sweet and apéritif wines.


The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to discuss an amendment to the ordinance relating to winery operations and events


Fresno County's agricultural production dropped more than 6 percent in value in 2015.


The latest annual survey by UC Davis researchers shows that the reasonably rainy winter has eased the effects of the drought, even though considerable shortages persist in crucial areas of the San Joaquin Valley


Dozens of employees at Bronco Winery were evacuated Saturday afternoon when a pipe broke leading to an ammonia leak


Temperatures will be above normal virtually everywhere in the state.


Fresno County grower expecting his wine grape crop to be about average in size with raisin tonnage likely to be average to a little lighter than usual.


How does a $3.50 bottle of wine go from grape to store for so little? Megan Krigbaum investigates what actually goes into making such an inexpensive wine, and at what costs


Western Square Industries is pleased to announce that it has added Brittany Hamilton to cover the Southern Central Valley as a sales representative


Shock has been promoted from her National Sales Representative role at Western Square.


A massive warehouse will rise at the Franzia Winery near Ripon, adding a reported 60 jobs to a California industry that is thriving. The Wine Group got approval for the 510,000-square-foot project from the San Joaquin County Planning Commission last month. The Livermore-based company is the second-largest wine producer in the world, after E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto


Consecutive afternoons of triple-digit temperatures in California's Central Valley have caused damage to some crops and hastened the ripening and harvests of others.


Investigative reporter Garth Stapely, of the Modesto Bee, has looked at corporate utility costs of the biggest users supplied by the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) in Central California's Stanislaus County, and what he found may be disturbing to some


A 60-year-old farmworker who died after suffering medical complications in a Mettler grape vineyard last week died of natural causes, coroner's officials said Tuesday


Amid reports of multiple suspected deaths of farm workers from the heat in and around Kern County, United Farm Workers leaders will "sound the alarm" on proactive steps all employers should immediately take to prevent fatalities and illness when temperatures hit triple digits. The UFW and UFW Foundation are actively investigating reports of as many as three recent fatalities involving farm workers in the Kern County region


It's not surprising that the world's largest wine producer also is the Modesto Irrigation District's biggest electricity customer. What may not be widely known is the huge savings enjoyed by E.&J. Gallo Winery by virtue of a preferred power rate


Farmers have warned consumers for years that our broken agricultural labor system would result in crops rotting in the field. Today, crops are rotting in the field.


Veraison began in the wine grape vineyards of San Joaquin County a few days later this year than last. Still, that's more than a week earlier than usual.


Almond growers received tips on reducing harvest dust during a pair of workshops hosted by the Almond Board of California. Farm industries are placing a greater emphasis on dust reduction as much of California fails to meet federal air-quality standards.

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