A West Hills Community College student combines his ag labor experience and coding interest to help a hackathon team build Ag For Hire. The application provides an online platform for farmers and laborers to create profiles, post and search for jobs and, ultimately, fulfill the needs of the agricultural community.
A former Fresno chicken slaughterhouse worker pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor animal cruelty after he was caught on camera ripping fistfuls of feathers out of live chickens, beating them with a severed chicken leg, and throwing them around repeatedly.
Members of the newly formed San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority will be working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to complete the funding application for the proposed Temperance Flat dam on the San Joaquin River, east of Friant Dam. The dam would become part of the federal Central Valley Project.
The Westlands Water District, which has come under fire from farmers and the federal government over its financial and other dealings, has decided it no longer wants its general manager to also function as the district’s top lawyer, agency officials said Monday.
50-year-old Warren & Baerg Manufacturing of Dinuba is internationally known for making equipment that can shred tons of hay and turn it into compressed cubes the size of a stick of butter. It has begun to diversify into biomass and other materials.
Robert Rodriguez, agriculture reporter for The Bee, won the general print award in the annual Fresno County Farm Bureau journalism contest. Rodriguez was chosen for a pair of stories he wrote in June 2015 that explored how central San Joaquin Valley farmers were using technology to manage their water supplies in the drought.
Fresno leaders met with Gov. Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz of Jalisco, Mexico, to discuss partnership opportunities between Fresno and Jalisco. Conversation explored projects with potential for collaboration such as health, immigration and agricultural trade.