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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,…

LangeTwins picked as 2017 Grower of the Year

Bradford and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards have grown their operation over the years to be a successful, thriving business. The dedication to their craft shows, especially…

UC Merced partners with CropMobster for countywide food exchange program

MERCED — University of California, Merced has partnered with Bay Area-based CropMobster to help fight hunger and curb food waste across Merced County. CropMobster Merced County is an online food…

Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFELD Central Valley Business Journal Writer STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep…

Cut-off approaches for farm equipment buy-back

Cut-off approaches for farm equipment buy-back

FRESNO — Central Valley farmers can apply to replace old equipment with more efficient equipment to improve air quality. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has $19 million available for…

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