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Navel, Valencia orange harvests promise good summer fruit
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Navel, Valencia orange harvests promise good summer fruit
Navel orange harvest in California is wrapping up, with fruit expected to appear in stores through the July 4 holiday, while the harvest of Valencies is nearly one-third finished.

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Some fear SJ Valley ag could go the way of timber industry
Some fear SJ Valley ag could go the way of timber industry
Some growers in the San Joaquin Valley are beginning to see comparisons between their industries and timber, whose decline was hastened by protections for the Northern spotted owl. Others point out that the return of rains would improve farms' prospects.
California looks Down Under for drought advice
California looks Down Under for drought advice
“The outstanding feature of the California drought is the way in which it’s been allowed to become incredibly serious, with — from an Australian perspective — an absolutely pathetic and nominal sort of response,” said...
High winds whip fires at ag byproducts plant
High winds whipped fires that burned agricultural byproducts and a nearby field at a plant in Tracy, Calif. The smoldering remains were expected to be totally extinguished by May 23.
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers
California water regulators on Friday accepted an offer from California farmers with the most senior water rights to reduce their consumption by 25 percent.
Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts
A look at the issues surrounding Friday's expected decision on senior riparian water rights.
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Hands-on activities teach hydrology, math at ag ed day
Northern California fourth-graders learned about water runoff, math on the farm and other topics during the 22nd annual agricultural education day May 21 at the fairgrounds in Yreka, Calif.
California cherries wrap up light
California's cherry crop may fall short of its estimate but good quality and timing sets a good table for Washington.
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
state officials said Wednesday that they would start mandatory cuts this week to the state’s oldest rights holders.
Ag woes have big impact on San Joaquin Valley economy
Ag woes have big impact on San Joaquin Valley economy
While agriculture may seem small compared to the entire California economy, it has a big impact on commerce in the San Joaquin Valley, long the nation's leading region for agricultural production.
Farmer halts harvest to save baby tricolored blackbirds
About 15,000 tricolored blackbirds are temporarily nesting in fields of triticale silage.