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Growers concerned with funding in coming ag bill

Growers concerned with funding in coming ag bill

By JENNIFER BONNETT Business Journal Writer Congress plans to write a new farm bill next year, authorizing programs on conservation, research, nutrition and other aspects of agricultural and food policy…

Blue Diamond receives award for 2M safety hours

SALIDA — Blue Diamond Growers manufacturing plant has been honored with the Million Work Hours Award by the National Safety Council. The award is given to companies that reach 1…

While seasonal retail employment increases, agriculture seeing reduction in workforce

While seasonal retail employment increases, agriculture seeing reduction in workforce

By JENNIFER BONNETT Business Journal Writer ’Tis the season for seasonal job postings. Whether it’s harvest season or winter holidays, there are hundreds if not thousands of temporary positions seeking…

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Milk sales and prices are down, and that could spell trouble for Central Valley dairy farms. Between 2010…

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