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Mike Sandhu, whose family is a major grower and shipper of almonds in the Tracy area, reports that the local harvest, which started a week later than last year, is in line with the statewide estimate…
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Overlooking 175 acres of almond orchards that are utilizing advanced technology to irrigate and farm, sits a barn that was built in the 1870s. Tom Rogers and his brother Dan own the property that is…
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By Terry Prichard and Larry Schwank. Both retired University of California extension specialists, they have utilized their decades of experience in California tree crop water and irrigation…
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An olive orchard at Terranova Ranch in western Fresno County is being flooded to recharge the aquifer. "We're seeing how much water we can put on, how long we can leave it on without harming the…
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By John Duarte - -  Duarte Nursery was pleased to recently host the Almond Board’s Environmental Stewardship Tour at our nursery facility and a newly-planted family orchard. Taking policymakers…
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Christine Gemperle doesn’t like bare orchard floors in her almonds. “I’m a big proponent of having green stuff growing in my orchards,” she says. While appearance may be a factor, it’s not the only…
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Growing up in Ag—the agriculture industry—means your perception of how a workday goes is vastly different from a regular nine-to-five gig. First, nearly every day is a workday. You wake up at four…
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  (Editor’s note: Turlock Mayor and almond farmer Gary Soiseth, 32, was interviewed by New York Magazine.) I am in Turlock California, which is a town of about 72,000 people in the middle of…
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Three Turlockers were selected to be a part of the 2017 Almond Leadership class, preparing them to become leaders not just within the California almond industry but also in their communities as well…
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A longtime almond processor has launched a snack label aimed in part at motorsports fans. And it is sponsoring a stock car racer who is among the rising stars. Nut Up, an offshoot of the Roche family…