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Drought’s impact less severe this year, UC Davis report says

Drought’s impact less severe this year, UC Davis report says

DAVIS — California still faces drought conditions, but the impact on agriculture this year is less severe than it was the previous two years, according to the annual report from…

Coalition of Delta counties favor auditing twin tunnels project

Coalition of Delta counties favor auditing twin tunnels project

SACRAMENTO — The Delta Counties Coalition (DCC) continued to voice its support, Tuesday, of a request to evaluate state spending on the Governor’s proposed twin tunnels. The multi-billion dollar project…

Ag Hall of Fame accepting new crop of nominations

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the its 32nd year. Each year, the Hall honors at least three individuals who have contributed…

Almond production forecast at 2.05 billion pounds

Almond production forecast at 2.05 billion pounds

The USDA has increased its almond production forecast to 2.05 billion meat pounds, up from its May estimate by 2.5 percent. If the forecast pans out, it would surpass 2011’s…

California walnut yields continue to set records

California walnut yields continue to set records

California’s walnut farmers continue to produce bumper crops as the industry expects the 2015 crop to reach a record-high 602,000 short tons when the accounting is done later this summer.…

Landfill company creates organic garden

Landfill company creates organic garden

By BOB BALGEMANN Business Journal writer STOCKTON – People taking a drive along Arch Road, off SR 99, will find they have escaped urban clutter and are in the midst…

Ripon almond group to change name to better reflect its focus

Ripon almond group to change name to better reflect its focus

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association will soon become the Almond Alliance of California. The group says the name change better reflects the organization’s efforts to help the almond…

Proposed Monsanto merger could have big impact on agriculture

Proposed Monsanto merger could have big impact on agriculture

FRANKFURT, Germany — Agricultural businesses may have to deal with a new company when buying their seeds. Bayer has offered a $62 billion deal to buy Monsanto which would create…

California water department approves groundwater guidelines

SACRAMENTO —The California Water Commission approved Department of Water Resources regulations that will guide local groundwater sustainability agency management and regulation of California’s groundwater basins on Wednesday. The approved emergency regulations…

New system speeds up cherry processing at Linden company

New system speeds up cherry processing at Linden company

LINDEN — UNITEC has developed a system that allows both red and rainier cherries to be processed faster at the Morada Produce Company. The new technology allows both kinds of…