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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…

California’s 2016 grape crush in at more than 4.2 million tons

California’s 2016 grape crush in at more than 4.2 million tons

California produced more than 4.2 million tons of grapes in 2016, up 9.3 percent from 2015, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s grape crush report. Red wine varieties represented…

An exterminator’s mission to save bees

An exterminator’s mission to save bees

By SIM RISSO Business Journal writer MODESTO — Usually pest control services aren’t known for saving insects. But that’s not the case with Cornerstone Pest Management, which specializes in safely…

Rain brings questions for almond crop

Rain brings questions for almond crop

MODESTO — First, area almond farmers were plagued by water shortages and drought. Now more water than anyone has seen in decades threatens to hamper the 2017 crop. “I think…

Fiscalini Farms turns methane into electricity

Fiscalini Farms turns methane into electricity

MODESTO — Just as dairy operations are getting pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, two Modesto-area dairy businesses are receiving recognition for environmental innovation. The Environmental Protection Agency gave Crystal…

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