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California dairies donate food relief to hurricane victims

Dairies in California have donated 70,000 pounds of dairy foods to victims in the hurricane-ravaged southeast portion of the U.S. The California Milk Advisory Board, located in Tracy, spearheaded the…

San Joaquin County Ag Hall of Fame to honor latest inductees

Certain names standout in local communities as those who make a big impact on their industries and the lives of others. Agriculture is San Joaquin County’s biggest driving force, and…

‘Harvest of Hope’ to celebrate good health through nutrition

Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department is raising awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating and how that plays into cancer prevention. At the same time, the event celebrates those…

Business is in season

Business is in season

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com TURLOCK — The Central Valley spice business is hot. Located in the heart of California’s agricultural hub, spice businesses in San Joaquin…

Stanislaus County Fair deemed ‘successful’ despite hot weather

Stanislaus County Fair deemed ‘successful’ despite hot weather

Over the course of its 10-day run, the Stanislaus County Fair welcomed more than 235,000 attendees, according to fair organizers. The count is 8 percent more than the previous year’s…

Cal/OSHA urging businesses to keep eye on heat illness symptoms

Cal/OSHA urging businesses to keep eye on heat illness symptoms

Temperatures are spiking as August makes its debut across the Central Valley. Cal/OSHA is reminding employers and their employees to keep an eye out for heat illness symptoms. Being exposed…

Area dairies faced with sales decline, rising costs

Area dairies faced with sales decline, rising costs

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Milk sales and prices are down, and that could spell trouble for Central Valley dairy farms. Between 2010…

Grape Harvest Safety Seminar to be held

The Lodi District Grape Growers Association and the Lodi Winegrape Commission will hold their annual Grape Harvest Safety Seminar on July 25. The yearly event, which is held prior to…

Nominations sought for Ag Hall of Fame

The San Joaquin Country Agricultural Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for ag leaders throughout the county. The nominees should be those who have made outstanding contributions to the community.…

Cal/OSHA urges companies to keep workers cool

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 100-degree range over the next week. And not every occupation has the benefit of an air-conditioned office. Accuweather, a private weather forecasting service,…

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