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  • 040614-KFSN-11PM-OneVoiceDrought
  • As the drought continues, about 20 local leaders are in Washington, D.C., and will meet with lawmakers to ask for help.
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ag report, drought, water, central valley, washington d.c., ag watch, mariana jacob
  • 040414-KFSN-6PM-OrangeNets-vid
  • Bees play a very important role in producing many crops but in some instances they're unwanted guests.
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ag report, bees, fresno, fresno county, ag watch, dale yurong
  • new pistachio plant in Firebaugh
  • A new pistachio plant will provide jobs in a part of the valley which has been severely impacted by the drought.
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ag report, economy, employment, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Drought forces ranchers to sell cattle they cant afford to feed
  • The lack of rain means cattle left on out on the range aren't getting enough grass to eat.
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ag report, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • Water hearing draws overflow crowd
  • A large, vocal crowd gathered outside Fresno City Hall to draw attention to a worsening drought.
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water, drought, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Drought Solar Water
  • With water in short supply, Valley growers and cities are looking for ways to get the most of what they have.
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ag report, drought, fresno county, firebaugh, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • Firebaugh Water Rally
  • A rally was called to protest a state plan to divert more water from farms to cities.
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firebaugh, fresno county, california water, drought, water, ag report, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • Almonds
  • One of California's biggest cash crops is expected to take a huge hit this year because of the severe drought.
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ag report, ag watch, mariana jacob
  • 140306_KFSN_4PM_CitrusShowcase
  • Growers gathered in Visalia for the annual Citrus Showcase to talk about the issues that are putting many on edge.
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ag report, citrus, visalia, tulare county, ag watch, amanda venegas
  • Rain concerns some Valley farmers
  • Farmers and others in the Ag community want the rain, but the time period in which it's falling is crucial.
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ag report, storm, bees, fresno county, ag watch, stephanie stone
  • Sheep ranchers glad to see rain
  • Farmers and ranchers were thrilled to see some rain on Wednesday. The drought has hit them hard so the rain was welcome.
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water, california water, drought, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Paul George
  • The campaign targeted Indianapolis kids but locals would love to see Paul George spread his message on a wider scale.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Valley businesses see effect from drought
  • The California Ag industry is poised to take a hit from the drought, and some Central Valley businesses are already seeing an effect.
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ag report, ag watch, anthony pura
  • Water Allocation
  • Federal officials announced on Friday that many Central Valley farmers and growers will receive no irrigation water this year.
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ag report, drought, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Water Bank
  • Severe drought conditions don't seem to worry one Valley grower. Marvin Meyers has the state's only privately owned water bank.
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water, california water, drought, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Water Bond
  • A legislative committee met in Fresno to lay out the case for a statewide water bond.
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ag report, drought, jerry brown, henry t. perea, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • Drought relief money available in the Valley
  • Valley growers are connecting with state and federal workers to find out how to get drought relief money.
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ag report, ag watch, mariana jacob
  • Drought Republican Proposal
  • After Governor Brown announced his $687 million dollar drought relief plan, assembly republicans countered with their own proposal.
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drought, water, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • The Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting to help farmers and farmworkers impacted by the drought sign up for much-needed relief programs.
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ag report, california water, drought, ag watch
  • 140219_KFSN_6PM_GeneDroughtImpact
  • With virtually no water available in the state and federal water projects, growers are giving up on some crops.
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ag report, drought, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • 140219_KFSN_5PM_OrangeCoveIrrigation
  • Citrus growers in Orange Cove will now have to pay more for the water that they get from their irrigation district.
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ag report, drought, citrus, orange cove, fresno county, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • 140219_KFSN_4PM_MaderaCoWine
  • California's wine grape growers are reporting a record harvest for 2013, but now the drought is raising concerns for the current crop.
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ag report, drought, madera county, ag watch, sara sandrik
  • Breakthrough in drought tolerant crop research
  • A three-year drought has farmers and food companies seeking new strategies in securing a stable food supply. The work of a southern California plant scientist could offer one solution in developing drought tolerant crops.
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ag report, drought, water, california water, ag watch, dale yurong
  • How drought relief funds will be spent in the Valley
  • Local farmers aren't the only ones who hope to benefit from President Obama's historic Valley visit last Friday.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Valley Ag leaders weigh in on Obamas drought plan
  • Valley Ag leaders weighed in on the president's drought aid one day after his historic visit
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ag report, california water, president barack obama, water, drought, ag watch, anthony pura
  • Presidential plans for California drought tour
  • The White House has officially released President Barack Obama's plans for this visit to the Central Valley.
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ag report, ag watch, rick montanez
  • WAE day 3 wrap
  • The gates officially closed at the World Ag Expo Thursday afternoon, wrapping up a successful week of agriculture innovation.
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ag report, world ag expo, tulare, tulare county, ag watch, jessica peres
  • South Dakota governor wooing California dairymen
  • An out-of-state governor was in the Valley on a recruiting mission. South Dakota's governor is trying to get California dairymen to set up shop in his state.
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ag report, tulare, tulare county, ag watch, rick montanez
  • Drought expected to send animals to shelters
  • The drought impacting the Valley is also causing hay prices to rise. Workers at one shelter are now gearing up to take in an influx of animals because their owners can no longer afford them.
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ag report, ag watch, mariana jacob
  • Gov. Jerry Brown talks about drought at World Ag Expo
  • Gov. Jerry Brown made a trip to the Central Valley on Wednesday and received a firsthand look at the drought crisis while touring the World Ag Expo.
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ag report, world ag expo, jerry brown, california water, tulare, tulare county, ag watch, jessica peres
  • Feinstein and Boxer submit drought relief bill
  • Federal lawmakers are offering new ways to deal with the statewide drought, just days before President Obama visits the Fresno area.
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ag report, drought, california water, water, ag watch
  • 2014 World Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday
  • After weeks of preparation, the 47th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare opened its gates Tuesday morning.
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tulare county, ag report, tulare, world ag expo, ag watch
  • Exhibitors prepare for 47th annual World Ag Expo
  • Thousands of people are expected in Tulare to check out the World Ag Expo. More than 70 countries will be represented.
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ag report, tulare, tulare county, world ag expo, ag watch
  • Merced Drought
  • Despite this latest storm, farmers around the state are trying to figure out how to produce crops under drought conditions.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Rain Ag Blossoms
  • Thursday's rain provided much needed moisture for crops across the Valley.
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ag report, ag watch
  • Farmworkers filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming they're getting cheated by Gerawan Farming.
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ag report, ag watch, corin hoggard
  • Farmers eye USDA drought relief
  • Farmers and ranchers now have 20 million dollars in available drought aid. The US Department of Agriculture is offering the assistance but some farmers are less than enthusiastic with the plan.
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drought, water, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Orange Harvest
  • Monday citrus growers found out how much of an impact the deep freeze which gripped our area in December had on citrus crops.
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ag report, citrus, citrus - lemon, citrus - mandarin, citrus - orange, california water, drought, water, ag watch, mariana jacob
  • Group: December freeze cost Valley citrus an estimated $441 million
  • California Citrus Mutual says Valley citrus producers incurred approximately $441 million in lost revenue due to freeze damage.
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ag report, citrus, citrus - lemon, citrus - lime, citrus - mandarin, citrus - orange, citrus - tangerine, ag watch
  • Storm brings relief to farmers
  • Thursday's storm brought relief to Valley growers dealing with drought conditions.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Warm weather causes early bloom
  • Valley farmers hope to see a few showers moisten the soil left dusty by the drought but the warm weather has also created a strange sight in some orchards. Some fruit trees are already blossoming.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Farm bill finds Valley Ag support
  • Local Ag leaders hope the house and senate can pass a long overdue farm bill this week.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Valley Farmers could lose carryover water
  • Valley farmers already looking at water delivery cutbacks this year were shocked to learn they might lose federal water they carried over from last year.
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ag report, drought, water, california budget, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Tree Sales
  • With agriculture the number-one industry in the Valley, the effects of this worsening drought are far reaching. Local nurseries which supply fruit and nut trees to growers have been impacted.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Drought causes well drilling boom in Valley
  • Drought concerns have many Valley farmers looking for alternative ways to keep their crops irrigated. Some face zero water allocation or severely reduced deliveries from reservoirs.
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ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Asian Citrus Psyllid threating Valley?s biggest crop
  • A new multi-agency task force has been started to combat a tiny bug that has the potential to kill citrus trees.
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ag report, ag watch, jessica peres
  • Hundreds of residents across the Valley are heading to the state capitol to rally for water. Farmers and other activists say the state is experiencing a water crisis.
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ag report, fresno, fresno county, sacramento, water, california water, protest, ag watch, amanda venegas
  • Foster Farms voluntarily suspends operations at Livingston plant
  • Foster Farms released a statement Sunday saying it has voluntarily put operations on hold at its Livingston facility.
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ag report, ag watch
  • Foster Farms Livingston plant suspension lifted
  • The suspension is lifted at the Foster Farms plant in Livingston after a cockroach infestation shut it down.
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ag report, ag watch, sara sandrik
  • Foster Farms Roaches
  • The Foster Farms poultry facility in Livingston was closed Thursday after it was shut down by federal inspectors.
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ag report, foster farms, ag watch, dale yurong