Archive for 'Agriculture'

Costa to Administration: No Time to Waste; Must Do More for Valley Water

  Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announcement of an initial federal water allocation of 25 percent for south of Delta agriculture water service contractors. With average rainfall, the allocation could rise to 35 percent by April which is still insufficient to meet [...]

Free Ag Workshops To Focus On Grant Funding

Eight free, two-hour workshops with information and grant application assistance for replacing agricultural equipment including tractors, mobile equipment and stationary ag pumps are scheduled Jan. 14-17 throughout the Valley.

  The Nutcracker Mariinsky Ballet 3D Today, Monday, Dec 3 2:00p Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX – 250 Paseo del Centro, Fresno, CA – Map ‎2:00‎ – ‎7:30pm

Campfire Restrictions Lifted

Clovis, CA – Based on weather trends changing, an increase in relative humidity and a decrease in average temperatures the Sierra National Forest is lifting fire restrictions put in effect on Aug. 6. Forest Visitors will still need to obtain

Gov. Moves to Reduce Gas Prices

SACRAMENTO — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to take emergency steps to increase the state’s gasoline supply and bring down fuel prices. The Governor directed the board to immediately allo

Unusual Conditions Prompt New Air Alert

  Unusual late-season high temperatures and stagnant atmospheric conditions, combined with vehicle emissions, have prompted local air officials to declare the second Air Alert of the year, Satur

Korean Group Studies Sierra Trails

A small contingent from Ulsan, Republic of Korea, visited the Sierra National Forest Sept. 10 to explore the topic of wilderness trail management and environmental considerations for sustainability. The metropolitan city of Ulsan is in the pro

A Valley High School Counselor Recives Recognition

  Congratulations to Lemoore High School Counselor Wey Wyrick who was the recipient of the State Future Farmers of America Star Counselor Award. Mrs. Wyrick, who has been a counselor at LHS for 43 ye

World Ag Expo Calls for Forage Challenge Entries

    Growers of high quality forage are encouraged to submit samples of their best alfalfa hay, standard corn silage or brown midrib (BMR) corn silage for the 2013 World Ag Expo Forage Challenge presented by Mycogen Seeds. The comp

Gov. Brown Launches Global Warming Site

Governor Jerry Brown Jr. Monday used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a new website, “Climate Change: Just The Facts”, that he says documents dangerous effects of global warming and calls on those who still deny its existence