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LC Women’s Club to resume meetings The Lemon Cove Women’s Club, located at 32792 Sierra Drive (Highway 198) in Lemon Cove, will resume monthly gatherings Thursday, Sept. 4. Pot luck lunches are followed by a business meeting the 1st Thursday of each month. The main focus of the club is preservation and maintenance of the [...]

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PERB dismisses charges against Tulare County

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has dismissed an unfair practice charge filed by SEIU Local 521 against the County of Tulare. After hearing evidence from SEIU and the County, a PERB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruled that the County did not violate state law when it declined to let a member of the Tulare [...]

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50 years on Farmersville

Listening to Farmersville’s Don Mason talk about tires is like getting a physics lesson from a college professor. He dissects the traction of a tire down the threading of the cords that comprise it. He can tell if a tire should be on the right or the left of the vehicle with a quick glance [...]

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Tulare County Ag gets top seed

Tulare County Board of Supervisors applaud the announcement of the 2013 Tulare County Annual Crop and Livestock Report, which shows Tulare County is now the number one agricultural county in the world for the first time since 2001. Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phil Cox welcomed the report’s findings and said that the report [...]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Alfalfa is being cut, dried, and baled. Second crop silage sorghum is up and making excellent progress. Cotton is showing good growth, with fields in full bloom. Black-eyed beans are in various stages of development, with some pods drying. Silage corn continues to be harvested. Sudan grass is showing [...]

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Crop Row

Production of many crops to be smaller Drought and other factors are taking a toll on California crop production, according to estimates released Tuesday. U.S. Agriculture Department forecasts show grape production down 9 percent, pears down 12 percent, and peaches and apples each down 4 percent. The state’s table-olive crop will drop 45 percent, due [...]

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Exeter mfg. solves produce sorting problem

  For various industries, sorting oblong objects and irregular-shaped fruits and vegetables can pose a challenge to machinery because of their unpredictable characteristics. But an established Exeter manufacturer has just launched a new machine that will improve the electronic sorting of irregular-shaped produce tenfold. Called the Sidewinder, this new machine utilizes a gentle and innovative [...]

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A Sweet DEAL-er

  Hollywood is hooked on them. Lindsay is trafficking them by the car load. Exeter residents stand on the sidewalks just to get some. It’s not a new drug that has hit the streets of Exeter, but it is highly addictive! The Sugar Box Bake Shop opened it’s bakery on Aug. 2, and just two [...]

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TULARE CO. CROP REPORT

  For the week ending Aug. 9, 2014. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Alfalfa is being cut, dried, and baled. Second crop silage sorghum is up and making excellent progress. Cotton is showing good growth, with fields in full bloom. Black-eyed beans are in various stages of development, woith some pods drying. Silage corn [...]

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CROPROW

Harvests start early It’s a common refrain on many California farms: Harvests are starting earlier than usual. Grape growers report their crops maturing two weeks or more ahead of a typical schedule, and many other harvests are also ahead of average dates. The mild, dry spring gave crops a head start, and warm summer weather [...]

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