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Fresno Food Expo draws record number of vendors, buyers
Moved from March to July this year, the 2014 Fresno Food Expo drew a record number of participants, organizers said.

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Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond
The survey found 51 percent of likely voters back the existing measure and 26 percent are opposed. Support grows to 59 percent for a smaller bond, but questioners did not ask what price tag respondents would accept.
Southern California wildfire burns 78 acres
The fire broke out in small community of Aguanga shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. It’s 65 percent contained and full containment was expected Thursday morning.
California’s salmon, steelhead get help
The plans target Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead.
Easter lily growers maintain steady market
Easter lily growers maintain steady market
Easter lilies continue to be a popular— and hard-to-grow — crop that originated in Japan.
Calif. extends grant deadline
California agencies have extended the deadline for agricultural operations to apply for water efficiency grants.
USDA  to provide $9.7 million for rural water systems
USDA to provide $9.7 million for rural water systems
The USDA is providing $9.7 million in grants to improve the water distribution systems in rural communities throughout California.
Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers
Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will bar those convicted of livestock theft from holding a registered brand in California for five years, and the person will face increased scrutiny after that. The bill was the second in two years to deal with cattle...
California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.
Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals
California is in its third dry year, and officials say many power-generating reservoirs are low. That forces power companies to buy energy from conventional plants that burn natural gas.
Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions
New reports from Fresno County and the University of California paint a bleak picture of the future of agriculture in the Central Valley, prompting farm groups to call for more solutions from state leaders.