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Farm Tours Offers Rare Insight into Cotton Industry

One of the nation’s few events offering the public an on-the-ground look at cotton production returns in October in the San Joaquin Valley. Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts across section of consumers, apparel company representatives and textile industry officialsfrom across the country, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how San Joaquin Valley growers …

CITRUS RESEARCH BOARD ANNOUNCES INTERIM PRESIDENT

VISALIA, CALIF. – October 8, 2018 – The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is pleased to announce Franco Bernardi will serve as the organizations interim president. As of October 15, Bernardi will lead daily staff operations and management.     Bernardi’s leadership will guide the CRB during the next several months as it celebrates its 50thanniversary and continues to invest in solutions to huanglongbing …

TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT For the week ending October 13, 2018

Tulare County Crop Status

SMALL GRAINS, OTHER FIELD CROPS: Summer row crops are all but harvested, and fields are being tilled and prepared for winter plantings. Alfalfa baling for hay continues. Cotton is being harvested in parts of the county. Black-eyed beans are now being cut and placed in windrows. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Stone Fruit export are slowing considerably. Remaining peaches, …

Kings County Farm Bureau Celebrates 100 Years Advocating for Agriculture, Honors Pete Hanse with President’s Award

Hanford, Calif. — Kings County Farm Bureau is celebrating 100 years of advocating for the agriculture industry, a milestone which will be commemorated at their Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration on Friday, Oct. 19. The evening will provide the opportunity to mark a century’s worth of accomplishments while honoring those in the community that support their efforts. Part of the …

Kings Fair Celebrates Successful Year, Announces New CEO

  Hanford, Calif. – The Kings Fair has announced that Jerome Coelho, their interim CEO, has been named the fair’s new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The decision by the fair’s board of directors comes on the heels of a hugely successful 2018 Kings Fair, which was held in June. This year’s fair boasted numbers that increased substantially over the …

Water-Smart Dairy: Farmers conserve and protect water using precision technologies

More than 20 dairy farmers across California have been pioneering the use of subsurface drip irrigation to grow feed crops, including corn, wheat, and alfalfa. By working with innovative companies and non-governmental organizations, dairy farmers have helped take sustainable farming to the next level. They are reducing water use by 47 to 67% and improving groundwater protection. Their collective efforts …

Kings County Farm Bureau Endorses Justin Mendes for State Assembly District 32

Hanford, Calif. —The Kings County Farm Bureau’s board of directors voted last week to endorse Hanford’s Justin Mendes in the 32nddistrict State Assembly race. The son of a Kings County dairy farmer, a Hanford city council member and the longtime district director for Congressman David Valadao, Mendes’ unique blend of experience, along with his no-nonsense approach to government, earned him …

TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT – For week ending September 8, 2018

Tulare County Crop Status

SMALL GRAINS, OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn and sorghum continue to be harvested for silage. Alfalfa cutting and baling for hay continues. Cotton is in bloom with bolls being set. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: The stone fruit season continues on. Peaches, nectarines, and plums continue to be exported to Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, Taiwan, Panama, Colombia, …

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