Archive for Agriculture

Fresno Grizzlies Reading Program Launched

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Students across the Central Valley will be reading more books as part of the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund’s Wild About Reading program, which challenges children of preschool through 6th grades to read 10 books in five weeks. The 10th running of the program was launched Tuesday morning at Rowell Elementary School in [...]

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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Open New Coalinga Store

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

COALINGA, Calif. – Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, limited assortment grocery chains known for bringing fresh produce, dairy and meats to neighborhoods, yesterday opened a new store at 203 W. Polk in Coalinga.  The new Coalinga Save-A-Lot, owned by independent retailer Jaber Nassri, will be open for business seven days a week from [...]

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Logging Operations Return at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

FISH CAMP, Calif. – The sounds of train whistles have fallen silent at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad now that the season has ended, and instead have been replaced with other sounds that haven’t been heard there in nearly a century. Logging operations have commenced in the Sierra National Forest at the Yosemite Mountain [...]

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Three Ag Industry Veterans to be Honored at Nov. 29 Industry Forum

Nov 23, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association has announced that Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to L. Peter Christensen, Ron Metzler and Gary Wilson at the 2012 Winegrape Industry Forum on Nov. 29, 2012, at Pardini’s in Fresno.   Now in its 10th year, the Annual Meeting and Industry Forum is the [...]

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World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp Announce Agricultural Scholarship

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. – World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up for the seventh year to provide the “We Believe in Growing” scholarship, created to support agricultural education. High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by Jan. 18, 2013 to be considered. Two $10,000 scholarships [...]

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Tulare County Farm Bureau Awards $8,000 in Garden Grants to Local Schools

Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, CA – Every year, Tulare County Farm Bureau’s education committee accepts applications from area schools that want to create or maintain gardens on their campuses. This fall, the education committee awarded grants to 22 schools throughout Tulare County. Schools may apply for a $250 renewal grant if they have an existing garden, or for [...]

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Fresno Food Expo to Boost International Participation

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The 2013 Fresno Food Expo season was kicked off at the Valley Lahvosh Baking Company in downtown Fresno Friday morning, with the third edition of the Expo on March 14 of next year set to greatly increase the number of international buyers. The first Fresno Food Expo was held in 2011, and [...]

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Sun-Maid Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Holiday Sweepstakes

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

KINGSBURG, CA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sun-Maid celebrates its 100th anniversary by giving away over a thousand customer prizes this holiday season. Sun-Maid, a farmer-owned cooperative best known for raisins, dried fruits and raisin bread, will run its 100th anniversary sweepstakes until December 31, 2012 at    The sweepstakes includes the following details: 100 grand prize winners will receive $100 Visa gift [...]

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Farm Grown, ACEL Charter High School Partner for Community Garden at Chukchansi Park

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund and ACEL Fresno Charter High School have announced the formation of a partnership to develop a community garden on the premises of Chukchansi Park. ACEL Charter High School students will volunteer to establish and maintain the community garden starting in November of 2012 through September of 2013. [...]

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Annual Ag Awards Luncheon is Wednesday

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. –  The Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA, LLP  will be hosting the Annual Ag Awards Luncheon on Nov. 14, 2012. At the event, Debbie Jacobsen and the late Vernal Amaro will be honored as the 2012 Agriculturalists of the Year by the Fresno Chamber and the 2012 Baker, [...]

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Fresno Food Expo Takes Its Show on the Road

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

Will host ‘Fresno Food Expo Pavilion’ at Taste of California Trade Show & Conference  Fresno, Calif. – This week, seven local food producing companies have headed to Oakland to participate in the annual Taste of California Trade Show & Conference hosted by State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Center for International Trade Development. From Nov. [...]

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