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It may be the oldest orange grove in the San Joaquin Valley – and the fruit tastes good

An orange grove planted in 1898 is possibly the oldest in the San Joaquin Valley, producing “old line” Washington navels marketed as heritage fruit.

Agriculture

State slams a California dairy with fines, but the owner won’t pay

State water quality regulators in central California have told a recalcitrant Visalia dairyman to stop playing games with them over a required annual report or potentially face prosecution by the attorney general’s office for failing to cooperate. But the owner says other regional water quality boards have exempted small dairies like his from having to file the expensive reports.

Agriculture

Environmental groups challenge Trump over nervous system toxin used on California crops

Escalating a fight over a pesticide popular on California farms, environmentalists took President Donald Trump’s administration to court Wednesday in a renewed effort to get the chemical banned. The Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network filed a court motion demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ban the pesticide known as chlorpyrifos, which is used in almond and pistachio orchards, orange groves and elsewhere.

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Ag visas help bring Mexican farm laborers to pick Valley crops

Temporary agricultural workers from Mexico harvest oranges in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 2017.
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Ag visas help bring Mexican farm laborers to pick Valley crops 1:54

Ag visas help bring Mexican farm laborers to pick Valley crops

50th World Ag Expo wraps with tractor parade in the rain 0:29

50th World Ag Expo wraps with tractor parade in the rain

New Holland shows off new line of compact tractors 0:47

New Holland shows off new line of compact tractors

Grow-Spec makes high-tech grow lights. Cannabis growers are a big market 1:01

Grow-Spec makes high-tech grow lights. Cannabis growers are a big market