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Friday Follow-Up Archive 2008

Archive of Friday Follow-up: 2007
December 19, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Editor’s Note
  • Smelt Biological Opinion released this week
  • Efforts are needed to preserve Williamson Act funding in State Budget
  • ARB’s Diesel Truck Rule Passes
  • Precipitation helps, but it’s still dry
  • San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium is Jan. 7
  • State’s Ag Vision framework is released for comment
  • Strawberries are good for the heart
  • Quote of the Week
December 12, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Fresno State Team wins Annual Collegiate Discussion Meet
  • We’re dry—pray for rain and snow
  • West side water agencies file suit to prevent water cutbacks
  • Pesticide Continuing Education classes for growers who still need hours are set for Monday and Tuesday
  • Conservation Tillage Workgroup to meet Dec. 18 in Five Points
  • Move aside Christmas goose; turkeys are plentiful for holiday dinner
  • Annual Sanger event is set for Sunday
  • Quote of the week
  • Smile for the Week
December 5, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • CFBF Annual Meeting begins Sunday
  • Water district survey shows efficiency in water deliveries
  • Kings Farm Bureau to hold Haz-Mat Training classes on Dec. 11 
  • FCFB participates in discussion on economic and political processes in Mexico
  • Workshop for grape growers set for Dec. 11 at Fresno State
  • Reminder: Irrigation technology seminar planned for Dec.11
  • Beef, lamb production was down; pork production was up
  • Guacamole in short supply? State’s avocado crop will be light
  • Quote of the week
  • This date in history
November 21 & 28, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • What happens to your food dollar?
  • California’s budget update
  • Longfin Smelt protections approved
  • Pesticide Continuing Education Classes scheduled for Dec. 5
  • USDA Risk Management Agency to hold workshop for cherry growers
  • Winter Tree Fruit Meeting is Dec. 3 in Parlier
  • Reedley annual farm equipment parade set for Dec. 4
  • Irrigation technology seminar planned for Dec.11
  • PG&E offers incentives for orchard trees removed near power lines
  • Recent row crop data shows corn is up, cotton and sugar beets are down
  • Quote of the Week
November 14, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Former Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Cosmo C. Insalaco dies at age 72
  • Williamson Act funding is in jeopardy under recent State Budget proposal
  • Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little more this year
  • Fish and Game to consider extending possible smelt listing
  • Pesticide Continuing Education Classes scheduled for Nov. 21 and Dec. 5
  • PG&E offers free outdoor light replacement program
  • Irrigation technology seminars planned for Nov. 20 & Dec.11
  • 2009 Common Threads Award nomination deadline is Nov. 21
  • Smile for the week
November 7, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • November 2008 Election Recap
  • PG&E to hold ag seminar on Thursday
  • Central Valley Grape & Raisin Expo set for Nov. 18
  • California almonds stay on top – health-wise and demand-wise
  • Reminder of upcoming events:
  • Did you know?
October 31, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Remember to Vote next Tuesday, Nov. 4!
  • FCFB serves as backdrop for Yes on Prop 11 campaign
  • FCFB to install new officers on Nov. 6
  • Registration to begin Monday for 2009 Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day
  • Clean Energy Conference set for Nov. 5-6
  • Annual Agribusiness Conference is Nov. 18 in Fresno
  • Tenth Annual Kerman Ag Expo is Nov. 12
  • Alternative Fuels Workshop is scheduled for Nov. 15
  • Madera Wine Trail event is Nov. 8-9
  • Remember when…
  • Quotes of the Week
October 24, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Preito, Harris Farms to be honored Nov. 5 at annual agricultural awards
  • NOTE: Proposed Williamson Act hearing has been postponed until Nov. 4
  • Weather / water update
  • Irrigation technology seminar is Oct. 29 in Fresno
  • Fall Wine Cornucopia is Oct. 25
  • La Vita Sana Olive Oil Tasting Event is Oct. 25 in Reedley
  • Sugar beet production is down
  • Sexual harassment prevention training offered
  • Vit Tech Group fall meeting on raisins is Nov. 12
  • Firebaugh FFA fundraiser set for Nov. 8
  • Did you know?
October 17, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Prop 2 debate heats up
  • Pesticide Continuing Education classes scheduled for growers who need hours
  • Election Time is here
  • Irrigation technology seminars planned for fall
  • FCFB’s executive director appointed to serve on water district board
  • Crop Production Round-Up
  • Milk price to go up in November
  • Fresno Fair completes success 13-day run
  • Fun Fair Facts
October 10, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • The Central Valley Project Carries Over 3.9 Million Acre-Feet of Water (35 Percent of Capacity) Into the 2009 Water Year
  • Measure L – Fresno County Libraries asking voters for additional funding
  • Dairy water quality workshops set for Oct. 23 in Riverdale
  • Clean Energy Conference set for Nov. 5-6
  • Local pumpkin patch is available for school tours, youth activities
  • Did You Know?
October 3, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB elects new board; officers for 2008-09
  • Legislative Update
  • Proposed Williamson Act changes to be discussed at Oct. 28 hearing
  • Big Fresno Fair opens 13-day run
  • People in the news…
  • Foreign buyers to visit U.S. companies
  • California dairy industry has $61.4 billion impact on state
  • USDA changes California TB-Free status; now require testing of cattle leaving state
  • Tenth annual Kerman Ag Expo is Nov. 12
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the Week
September 26, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Fresno County Fire District benefit assessment fails
  • Legislative Update
  • CA Farm Bureau Federation announces positions on November ballot propositions
  • Annual Meeting of the Members
  • August milk production down in CA, U.S. milk production up
  • Dairy Quality Assurance Program workshops set for Sept. 29 and Oct. 6
  • Attention Fresno Fair 4-H and FFA Livestock and Poultry Showmen!
  • EQIP applications to be accepted Oct. 1-31
  • YF&R Discussion Meet applications due Oct. 1
  • Fresno Fair Education Program begins Oct. 2, still time to volunteer
  • Water Town Hall meeting with Huell Howser to be held next Thursday
  • Speaking of water…
  • Did you know?
  • Quote for the Week
September 19, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Update: Tie-Down Exemption extended
  • Legislative Update
  • Reminder: Cotton Harvest Safety Training Workshop is next Thursday
  • FCFB’s Annual Meeting of the Members set for Oct. 2
  • DWR initiates Drought Water Bank
  • Crop Update
  • People in the News…
  • Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2009 accepting applications
September 12, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • C.O.O.L. mandatory rule goes into effect Sept. 30
  • Legislative Update
  • FCFB’s FAACT Class VI is announced
  • U.C. to host Cotton/Cropping Systems Field Day on Sept. 17
  • Top Dog Gala spotlights accomplished Fresno State alumni/FCFB Board Member
  • Kearney Alfalfa and Forage Field Day to be held on Sept. 18
  • Farm risk management seminars to be held on Sept. 17 and 18 at FCFB
  • Kings River fishing groups call for curtailed catch-and-release fishing through Oct. 15
  • New Guiness World Record: world’s largest lemonade?
  • Move over Gatorade
  • While we’re talking about milk…
  • Did you know?
September 5, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Fire Protection District assessment ballots are due Sept. 15
  • Agricultural risk management to be discussed on Sept. 17
  • Cattle market risk management is subject of Sept. 18 meeting at FCFB
  • Local Pistachio harvest begins
  • Cotton Harvest Safety Training Workshop to be held Sept. 25
  • CFBF Photo contest seeking entries until Sept. 26
  • California’s budget and taxes -- no easy fixes
  • Did you know?
August 29, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • It’s harvest time
  • Reservoir conditions show much room for runoff
  • CattleWomen to host scholarship fundraiser on Sept. 13
  • Agricultural awards nominees are being sought – Sept. 12 is deadline to submit
  • Did you know?
August 22, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • USDA offers drought assistance through Farm Bill programs—Sept 15 deadline for eligibility buy-in
  • Legislative Update
  • Check–out the State’s new drought Web site
  • Tickets are available for Ag Boosters Barbecue on Sept. 7
  • Did you know?
August 15, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Additional heat stress prevention workshops for farm labor contractors scheduled
  • Legislative Update
  • West side water rationing program is over; water deliveries resume
  • FAACT Program is accepting nominations for Class VI
  • Raisin crop appears “normal”
  • California wage and hour labor seminar scheduled for Aug. 21 in Fresno
  • Ballots for Fire Protection District assessment vote are due Sept. 15
  • Motor vehicle safety training class set for Aug. 27 in Kerman
  • CFBF Photo contest seeking entries
  • Did you know?
  • Quote of the week
  • Smile for the Week
August 8, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Another Water Rally planned for Wednesday in Sacramento; push for water bond underway
  • Fresno State’s Ag Summer Bridge Program “Bridges the GAP” as a Gateway to Agriculture Professions
  • Ag Booster Barbecue is set for Sept. 7
  • CA Strawberries to make their appearance at Olympic Games
  • Reminder:  Fig Fest is Saturday at Fresno State
  • Fresno State Grape Day is Aug. 12
  • Motor vehicle safety training class set for Aug. 27 in Kerman
  • Quote of the Week
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the Week
August 1, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • This special early edition is edited by John Migliazzo, FCFB Membership Coordinator
  • It’s not too late to attend FCFB’s Media Appreciation Night
  • Last workshop on draft truck rule set for Aug. 5 in Fresno
  • Remembering Pat Ricchiuti, Sr.; Services to be held Thursday
  • Workshop on proposed Williamson Act revisions to be held Aug. 6 at FCFB
  • The Big Fresno Fair Announces First Ever Community Champions Award
  • Worldwide lemon production down
  • Rabobank report shows record-high prices for farm supplies and equipment
  • Leadership Farm Bureau Class of 2009 accepting applications
  • Fifth Annual Fig Fest to occur at Fresno State on Aug. 9
  • Fresno State Grape Day is Aug. 12
  • Milk Prices to go down in August, June milk production up despite heat
July 25, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Fresno County agriculture does it again – Number one at $5.3 billion for 2007
  • Water shortages top the news this week – Congress learns about water-induced disasters, buses head to Sacramento
  • Water districts end irrigation runs
  • FCFB’s Media Appreciation Night is next Thursday
  • FAACT Program is accepting nominations for Class VI
  • Nominations are being accepted for Small Business Award
  • Quote for the week
  • Smile for the week
July 18, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • American Farm Bureau hosts presidential candidates; talk farm issues
  • Legislative Update
  • Fresno County dairyman elected to national board
  • Watermelon field day set for July 31
  • Veggie acreage is down in state
  • Speaking of veggies… Make fruits and veggies matter
  • Another record almond crop is forecasted
  • Did you know?
July 11, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Heat stress workshops for farm labor contractors began Thursday at FCFB
  • Fresno County Fire District proposes tax increase 
  • Workshop on proposed Williamson Act revisions to be held Aug. 6 at FCFB
  • Legislative Update
  • Tomato production meeting set for July 15 in Five Points
  • Winery and vineyard energy workshop set for July 23
  • Small Farm Conservation Field Day to be held July 29 in eastern Fresno County
  • India food retailers to visit Fresno next week on trade mission
  • Nominations are being accepted for Small Business Award
  • Berries are still aplenty
  • Smile of the Week
July 4, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB submits comments at Ag Visioning Session
  • Legislative Update
  • Citrus Greening pest carrier is found in Tijuana
  • Water Supply Update
  • It’s watermelon time!
  • Grape pest management seminar set for July 9
  • Corn, oats, wheat and barley acreage is up in CA
  • Reminder – submit  nominations for FCFB’s Annual Journalism Awards
  • Imported food is on the rise
  • Did you know?
June 27, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Bovine TB is detected in Fresno County
  • Training offered to rehabilitating injured/disabled farmers and employees
  • Water Update
  • Fresno County represented at National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
  • FCFB is accepting nominations for Annual Journalism Awards
  • California Beef Council releases 2007 Annual Report
  • Don’t forget new cell phone driving law kicks-in Tuesday
  • Did you know?
  • Smile of the week
June 20, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • New laws take effect July 1
  • CA Farm Bureau to survey water situation
  • Legislative Update
  • Fresno County dairy producers keeping cows, employees cool
  • Meetings with cotton producers will discuss new Farm Bill
  • Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee set for Saturday
  • Viticultural Research Roadshow/Wine Tasting set for June 26 in Fresno
  • Agricultural Vision Listening Session to be held on July 2 in Tulare
  • Sweet corn is back at Fresno State’s Farm Market
  • Quote of the week
  • Smile for the Week
  • Did you know?
June 13, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Governor declares drought as an “emergency” for Valley
  • Legislative Update
  • ARB Truck Rule workshop held, will be back in July
  • California tomatoes are not involved in food safety concern
  • Central American leaders participate in Labor Summit
  • FCFB’s FACT Class V completes program
  • State Fund to conduct heat illness prevention seminar on June 26
  • Water management business to hold meetings for west side growers
  • Retirement dinner for Ag Commissioner set for June 28
  • Mid-West agricultural organizations held conference in Fresno
  • Did you know?
June 6, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Federal water allocation reduced, west side farmers face tough decisions
  • Truck Rule workshop to be held next Tuesday in Fresno
  • Legislative Update
  • Chamber meeting to look at air quality, planned development
  • State Fund to conduct heat illness prevention seminar on June 26
  • Management seminar and supervisory short course to be offered week of June 16
  • Tulare County Sheriff’s Department to host Metal Theft Summit
  • Condolences to Earl Williams and his family
May 30, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Plan on attending Metal Theft Roundtable tomorrow
  • Legislative Update
  • Salmon protection hearing set for June 6 in Fresno
  • Truck Rule workshop to be held June 10 in Fresno
  • Agricultural Labor and Employment Summit to be held June 11
  • Westlands Water District announces scholarship recipients
  • 2007 cotton production is down from 2006
  • Smile for the day
May 23, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Metal Theft Update meeting set for May 30
  • Senate dismissed emergency ag labor provision
  • Farm Bill in a confused state as current farm policy sets to expire on Friday
  • FCFB represented at Chamber Legislative Summit in Sacramento
  • Farm managers/appraisers association releases ag land trends report
  • Statewide cattle association supports USDA Downer Ban
  • Farm exports help drive economy
  • More wheat expected from California farms
  • Remember our Veterans and loved ones on Memorial Day on Monday
  • We stand corrected
May 16, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Meeting held in Reedley on Wednesday to address Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Federal Farm Bill moves forward; Senate passes bill
  • Senate Appropriations Committee approves emergency legislation to address labor shortage facing agriculture
  • Agricultural Labor and Employment Summit to be held June 11
  • Dairy nutrient management workshops are available to dairy producers
  • Fresno County Fruit Trail gets underway
  • National Federation of Independent Business to conduct healthcare discussion in Fresno
  • Reminder: Fill out the 2007 Census of Agriculture
  • Quote of the Week
May 9, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB Annual Banquet is Thursday evening 
  • Tie-down exemption for hauling has been extended 
  • Reminder: Ag Land Preservation Workshop set for Friday at FCFB
  • Fresno State farm tours are open to public during summer
  • Almond forecast shows crop is up
  • Diesel truck rule subject of Chamber meeting
  • Thanksgiving in May?
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the Day
May 2, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB’s Annual Banquet to recognize Prieto as Distinguished Service Award recipient next Thursday
  • County Supervisors Candidates talk about ag issues at forum
  • Legislative Update
  • Ag Land Preservation Workshop set for May 9 at FCFB
  • Fresno County Fruit Trail gets underway
  • Dairy Nutrient Management Workshops planned for May
  • Water allocation for west side holds at 45 percent
  • Winegrape Tailgate meetings set for next week
  • Did you know?
  • Smile for the Week
April 25, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Freeze Update
  • FCFB “Blue Ribbon” Annual Banquet tickets are available
  • Plan on attending Supervisor Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday
  • Water and Energy Innovation Showcase will be held May 1 in Fresno
  • U.S. EPA says Valley is in attainment
  • Look for Fresno County ag on statewide television show
  • CA Wheat Commission has new leader
  • Every day is Earth Day for farmers
  • Friday is National Arbor Day – plant a tree
  • Follow-up on farmer reality television series
  • Did you know?
April 18, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Farm Bill extended until April 25
  • Heat illness prevention seminars begin next week
  • Apple Moth treatment poses no risks – misinformation creates concern in coastal counties
  • Farm animal initiative qualifies for November ballot
  • State FFA members to meet in Fresno
  • Irrigation workshop to be held April 24 on west side
  • Reminder: plan to attend Supervisor Candidates Forum on April 30
  • Water deliveries to begin on May 1 in Consolidated ID
  • Clovis Rodeo happens next week!
  • Study shows benefits of drinking low-fat milk
  • Did you know?
April 11, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Supervisor Candidates Forum to be held on April 30
  • Legislative Update
  • Thanks to all for help with Farm and Nutrition Day
  • PM2.5 hearing set for April 30 in Fresno
  • 2008 Common Threads workshop and luncheon set for April 18
  • Statewide dairy numbers are down yet milk production is up
  • Statewide FFA Gala to be held in Clovis on April 19
  • Fewer veggies planted
  • Survey says consumers are positive about food safety efforts for leafy greens
  • Smile for the day
April 4, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Almost 2,000 students to attend Farm & Nutrition Day tomorrow
  • Legislative Update
  • Consolidated Irrigation District holds meeting to discuss groundwater management plan
  • CWA’s Ag Issues Forum is next Thursday
  • Wine concentrate meeting to be held on April 11 in Selma
  • State Fund to offer Heat Illness Prevention seminars
  • Field crop acreage expected to be up for most commodities
  • Tickets are available for the annual Common Threads Awards luncheon
March 28, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Fresno County Farm and Nutrition Day is next Friday—2,300 third graders expected at Fresno Fairgrounds
  • National Agriculture Day celebrated this week in Sacramento and Fresno
  • Dry March: snow pack remains average
  • CWA Chapter sponsors Ag Issues Forum on April 10
  • Farmers’ Market training program set for April 14 in Reedley
  • Posting “No Trespass” signs can help
  • Mexico to amend its quarantine regulations for Apple Moth
  • Farm Facts
  • Calendar
  • Farm & Nutrition Day Participants listings
March 21, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Harassment Prevention training seminar is Wednesday
  • National Ag Day to be observed Tuesday by local supervisors
  • Cattlemen’s Association recognizes beef industry leaders
  • New respirator regulations workshop set for next Friday
  • Sustainable Winegrowing Workshop to be held next Wednesday in Fresno
  • Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program workshop to be held in Tulare on April 2
  • U.C. study shows California agriculture is significant to economy
  • Notre Dame alumni club sponsors water lecture on March 26
  • Office Depot offers FCFB members new discount program
  • Ag-related scholarship opportunities available
  • March 23 is the earliest Easter most people will see
March 14, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Metal theft summit set for tomorrow in Easton
  • Federal Farm Bill is extended until April 18
  • Water development discussed by State Senate committee
  • Fresno Chamber committee to look at particulate matter emissions tomorrow
  • Harassment Prevention training seminar offered
  • Issues qualify for June ballot
  • SJV Viticulture Group to discuss water issues on Mar. 19
  • Deadline extended to apply for export training classes
  • FCFB members honored by local business publication
  • A busy week lies ahead!
March 7, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Wire/metal theft meeting set for March 14 in Easton
  • Fresno City Council president visits with FCFB directors
  • Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee is seeking to fill vacancy
  • Ag waste storage course set for March 25-27 in Fresno
  • Consolidated ID hires new manager
  • Manchester GATE class looking for farmers for class project
  • Agricultural safety is a year-round practice
  • Ag exports expected to soar in 2008
  • Visit the Blossom Trail this weekend
  • Spring Forward on Sunday
  • Smile for the week
February 29, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • What a difference a year makes
  • Safety misconceptions exist with the nation’s largest beef recall
  • FCFB attends California Farm Bureau’s Leaders Conference
  • Winegrape tailgate meetings scheduled for March
  • USDA-FSA offers low interest farm loans
  • Local radio station to offer farm weather reports
  • Local water experts featured on statewide television program
  • Chamber recruits for 2008/2009 Leadership Fresno class
  • Did you know???
  • An early reminder…
  • March: the lion or the lamb
February 22, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB leaders meet with Rep. Radanovich
  • Still time to sign-up for tractor safety classes next week
  • Agricultural pump efficiency workshop scheduled for Feb. 27
  • State Senate Republicans elected local leader
  • Local farmer appointed to EPA Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Dairy water quality training sessions set for next week
  • Recent rain events help range conditions
  • Next Snow Survey is Feb. 28
  • Beef industry responds to recall of meat / inhumane treatment
  • January milk production is up over 2007 levels
  • Kerman farmer wins door prize at CFBF Booth at World Ag Expo
  • YF&R Leadership Conference is March 14-16 in Monterey
February 15, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Fresno COG’s “One Voice” delegation returns from Washington
  • Farm Bill Update
  • FCFB to host “Train the Trainer” tractor safety classes on Feb. 27 & 28
  • Workshops scheduled next week to explain new respirator regulations
  • Informational hand-outs on diesel engine air quality rules are available from ARB
  • Draft Diesel Truck Engine Rules outreach effort reachs World Ag Expo audience
  • Corn and Forage Production Meeting set for Feb. 22 in Riverdale
  • Nominations encouraged for 9th Annual California Beef Backer Award
  • Smile for the Week
February 8, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Legislative Update
  • Bush Administration proposes changes to H-2A labor program
  • Farm Bureau leader reacts to video
  • Growers reminded to urge caution when spraying to avoid run-off
  • FCFB to host “Train the Trainer” tractor safety classes in February
  • World Ag Expo returns to Tulare next week
  • International trade seminars on-tap during show
  • National Agri-Marketing Association hosts network mixer at Expo
  • FCFB looking for silent auction items for Annual Banquet
  • CDFA to survey citrus groves for being disease-free
  • Smile for the week
February 1, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • FCFB directors visit with Legislators
  • Draft Diesel Truck Rule gets attention
  • Your input is needed on Diesel Engine Survey
  • FCFB joins state Farm Bureau group in Washington D.C.
  • Fresno County kicks-off its annual Blossom Trail
  • Preliminary CVP water supply announced
  • Labor-related training classes offered
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  • League hires new regulatory affairs director
  • West Hills College names scholarship in honor of Westside farmer
  • Kerman area student wins writing contest
  • Food Check-Out Week is Feb. 3-9
  • This date in history
January 25, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Water Seminar set for Feb.1
  • Diesel truck rule public workshop set for Jan. 30
  • Next Snow Survey set for Jan. 31
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Conference set for Jan. 29
  • 20th Annual Fresno County Blossom Trail kick-off is next Friday
  • Plant and Soil Conference set for February 5-6
  • San Joaquin Valley women to be honored by Common Threads Awards Program
  • California Garlic and Onion Symposium to be held with World Ag Expo
  • Milk prices may have peaked
  • Wheat crop continues to shine
  • Hollywood Update
  • This date in history
January 18, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Local meetings held this week look at model farmland protection program
  • It’s not too late to sign-up for the Ag Haz Mat Transportation Class for Monday
  • Employers must notify employees about the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Workshops scheduled to explain new respirator regulations
  • FCFB Executive Director recognized on Thursday
  • News from our neighboring Farm Bureaus
  • Farm Bureau-sponsored initiative will be on June ballot
  • “Cowgirl U” to raise money for Blood Bank on Saturday
  • Clovis paper looking for picture-perfect pets
  • Smile for the week – We want your ideas!
January 11, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • Farmland Conservation meetings planned for next week – Input sought on crafting new program
  • Ag Haz Mat Transportation Class to be held Jan. 21 at FCFB
  • Governor’s State of the State focuses on budget and need for water infrastructure
  • Computer-based bin location program is underway
  • Fresno County is number one almond-producing county in state
  • Grape and wine character to be topic of seminar
  • Rain-snow event boosts season totals
  • Statewide focus on water is subject of Irrigation Institute Conference on Jan. 31-Feb.1
  • Majority of dairies meet deadline
  • Vegetable plantings down
  • Safflower may be making a come-back
  • Canning tomatoes to see increase in return to growers
January 4, 2008:

 In this issue...

  • A New look for Friday Follow-up
  • Remember minimum wage increase takes effect on Jan. 1
  • Current forecasted storm is welcome news for dry state
  • Orchard removals granted short-term burning variance
  • Pumping cutbacks began in late-December
  • 2008 herbicide application conditions in place for western Fresno County
  • Grape Symposium set for Jan. 9
  • Labor law update seminar set for Jan. 9
  • FCFB’s Executive Director to be recognized at Jan. 17 event