Tulare dairymen to compete in Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl

Two Tulare dairymen are traveling to Minnesota this week to participate in the Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl. Partaking of the Super Bowl hoopla there – Land O’Lakes thought it an exciting idea to “inspire the next generation of young leaders to consider careers in food and agriculture,” said Grace Fair, media contact for the Bowl. […]

Industry-funded HLB research facility now accepting project applications

California Citrus Mutual, together with the California Citrus Research Foundation and the University of California, Riverside are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for research space in the newly built Biosecurity Level 3 (BSL-3) Lab near UC Riverside. Qualifying projects must be specific to the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, the devastating […]

Mother Nature Delivers Early Christmas Present for Valley Citrus Crop

Temperatures throughout most of the Central Valley citrus belt failed to reach predicted lows Thursday night and Friday morning. In the coldest of areas, temperatures dipped to 26 degrees, although for much shorter durations than originally anticipated. Generally, temperatures hovered in the 29 to 31 degree range for most of the night and early morning. […]

Warm Overnight Temperatures a Welcomes Surprise for Valley Citrus Growers

Cold temperatures failed to materialize as forecast in the Central Valley citrus belt. Growers report that overnight lows dropped to the low 30s and stayed well within the “sweet spot” for the area’s citrus crop, according to a California Citrus Mutual spokesman. The warmer temperatures are attributed to decent cloud cover, particularly in the Foothill areas, […]

McKellar Family Farms Seeks to Boost Tulare County Agritourism

McKellar Family Farms is a non-profit organization in Ivanhoe, CA, offering group wagon tours of its 182-acre working citrus farm. Since 2015, they have hosted thousands of visitors on their farm—including tourists, local students, and community members—and they aim to reach thousands more through the development of a Self-Guided Walking Tour, set to open in […]

California Citrus Mutual to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at Annual Meeting on November 16

On November 16, California Citrus Mutual (CCM) will celebrate 40 years as the “Voice of the Citrus Grower” at its Annual Meeting held at the Visalia Convention Center. CCM is the only trade association dedicated solely to representing the interests of California’s citrus growers on the issues that impact them most. Founded in 1977, by […]

Lilly Pimentel to be Honored with Kings County Farm Bureau’s President’s Award

Lilly Pimentel, ag teacher for Hanford Joint Union High School District, will be honored with the President’s Award at Kings County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Annual Meeting is an opportunity to celebrate Kings County Farm Bureau’s 99 successful years advocating for agriculture and to honor those in the community that support […]

Marianna Santos Gentert promoted Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

Former Agricultural & Standards Inspector IV, Marianna Gentert, has been promoted to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Marilyn Kinoshita. She assumed office August 7, 2017. Gentert grew up in the area on a dairy farm and her father is in the hay business.She attended California State University, Fresno, graduating with […]

100 Years of Farm Bureau History on Display at Tulare County Historical Museum

For 100 years the Tulare County Farm Bureau has been assisting local farmers. Some facts and artifacts about just what the Bureau has been doing for those 100 years is now on display at the Tulare County Historical Museum in the Farm, Labor and Agriculture building. It is just one segment of the Bureau’s events […]