Foster Farms, a poultry company based in Livingston, California, announced that Dan Huber is its new chief executive officer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He succeeds Laura Flanagan. Huber has been there since 1996.
The World Ag Expo, a three day farm equipment and agricultural show that brings visitors and vendors from around the world to Tulare, California, begins Tuesday, February 12, 2019, to the International Agri-Center.
President Donald Trump proposed relaxing restrictions on Delta water pumping to aid Central Valley Project farmers. The plan could hurt the State Water Project, California cities and endangered fish species.
Livingston, California-based Foster Farms is in talks with meat processor Tyson Foods over a potential sale, according to a CNBC report. The poultry company also has facilities in Turlock, Fresno and other locations.
Blue Diamond Growers broke ground for an expansion of its Turlock, California, almond processing plant on Jan. 29. It was opened in 2013 by the cooperative, which also has plants in Salida and Sacramento.
Agriculture commissioners Les Wright of Fresno County and Marilyn Kinoshita Wright of Tulare County are retiring from their California jobs and moving to Nebraska. They dated 15 years before getting married in 2018.
Fresno County farm laborer Jose Arnulfo Arias won a $1 million settlement against Angelo Dairy, then had his case against attorney Anthony Raimondo, who the farmworker says reported him to ICE, dismissed.
A Wonderful Citrus worker died when a wind machine blade hit him in an orchard at Road 172 and Avenue 376 northeast of Visalia, California on January 3, 2019. The company is owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick.
Two antibiotics have been approved by the EPA to treat citrus greening, a disease that affects fruits like oranges. Critics worry the use of bactericides may lead to the development of antibiotic resistance.
A former employee of family-run turkey processor Zacky Farms has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the company failed to give workers the required notice of layoffs, prior to last month’s announcement it was closing.