Agriculture

Agriculture

Plan targets farm labor abuses

North America’s largest produce industry groups have unveiled a plan aimed at ridding abusive labor conditions from supply chains, in a closely watched effort prompted by growing demand from consumers to know more about the food they eat.

Local

The freeze is over; now it’s time for rain in Valley and snow in the mountains

A cold streak that had citrus growers in Fresno County and across the Central Valley protecting their groves is over. The forecast for Wednesday and Thursday is for overnight temperatures on the Valley floor to be in the mid- to upper-30s and a storm should arrive Friday to bring much needed rain to the Valley floor and snow to the mountains.Fresno could get about an inch of rain and lower mountain elevations could get from 1 to 3 inches. Snow levels on Friday night could be below 4,000 feet.

Videos

San Joaquin Valley raisin harvest underway

Watch workers at Del Rey Packing Company sort and process raisins while Gerald Chooljian, president of Del Rey Packing Company, talks about the 2016 California raisin harvest.
John Walker The Fresno Bee
San Joaquin Valley raisin harvest underway 1:00

San Joaquin Valley raisin harvest underway

Central Valley assemblymen give opposing views on farmworker overtime bill 7:41

Central Valley assemblymen give opposing views on farmworker overtime bill

Hmong farmers struggle in drought 2:14

Hmong farmers struggle in drought

Farm adviser helping improve wine grapes in San Joaquin Valley 1:11

Farm adviser helping improve wine grapes in San Joaquin Valley