Agriculture

Agriculture

Drought, lower prices eat away at Fresno County 2015 crop values

Fresno County’s crop value fell to $6.61 billion last year from a high of $7 billion in 2014 as the region battled drought, lower commodity prices and production issues. The drop was a disappointment, but not a surprise as the 2015 Fresno County Crop Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Almonds remain the county’s top crop, followed by grapes and poultry.

Agriculture

Valley student’s hackathon project becomes LinkedIn for ag

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.

Videos

Hmong farmers struggle in drought

Hmong farmers talk about the challenges they are facing in the Valley, especially with the drought, and how it is affecting their crops.
Andrea Castillo The Fresno Bee
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

App connects farmers, farmworkers 1:01

App connects farmers, farmworkers

Dinuba manufacturer celebrates its 50th year 1:20

Dinuba manufacturer celebrates its 50th year