Agriculture

Agriculture

California lawmakers approve controversial Democrat for ag labor board

The California Senate on Thursday, April 20, 2017, approved the appointment of former state Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Compton, to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.

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

On a rainy final day of the three-day, 50th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, tractors new and old lined up to give people a show.
Robert Rodriguez rrodriguez@fresnobee.com
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

HerdDogg technology makes it easier to monitor livestock health 1:26

HerdDogg technology makes it easier to monitor livestock health