Multimedia Library - All en Storm damage spotty in south San Joaquin Valley <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, strong winds and damaging hail to parts of California&rsquo;s San Joaquin Valley April 24.</p> <p>Cindy Bean, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford, Calif., said her office received reports of hail up to 1.25 inches in diameter in the Tulare area. There were no reports of weather damage from the storm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Nuts Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:19:00 +0000 166741 at <p>Wasco almond grower Jenny Holtermann&nbsp;says about 300 almond trees were blown over in two separate storms in April in the orchard she farms with her husband, Tim. The most recent storm will lead them to remove the orchard after harvest this year and replant in the same location.</p> <p>Holtermann says yield still looks good in the rest of the orchard.</p> Napa growers recall discovery of invasive moth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photo gallery: Napa grape grower recalls discovery of invasive moth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Grapes Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:25:00 +0000 166511 at <p>A trap for the European grapevine moth, complete with a pheromone attractant, hangs in a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Napa Valley.</p> California's North Coast is an agricultural, scenic delight <div class="node-body gallery-body">California's North Coast boasts a beautiful agricultural landscape</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Crops Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:49:00 +0000 166411 at <p>The morning sunrise warms an agricultural valley along California&#39;s scenic North Coast.</p> Springtime in California's San Joaquin Valley <div class="node-body gallery-body">Springtime photos in the San Joaquin Valley</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Crops Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:29:00 +0000 166111 at <p>Perhaps better days has been seen at this location, which did not seem to have any &quot;farm fresh&quot; products available for sale.</p> Will California regulators vote to build Sites Reservoir? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Will California regulators vote to build Sites Reservoir?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Irrigation Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:07:00 +0000 165821 at <p>Not long after California entered the Union as the 31<sup>st</sup> state, John Sites established the community of Sites in what is now Colusa County.</p> Annual citrus showcase draws close to 1,000 people <div class="node-body gallery-body">Annual California Citrus Showcase draws close to 1,000 in Visalia</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:49:00 +0000 165791 at California Cotton Growers gather for annual meeting <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Cotton Growers Association gathers for annual meeting in Visalia</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:46:00 +0000 165611 at <p>Central California cotton growers Aaron Barcellos, left, and Mark Watte, chair the National Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated, respectively. The Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research &amp; Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland Cotton. Cotton Incorporated is funded by U.S. growers of Upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products. It is the research and marketing company representing Upland cotton.</p> The view from northern California's Benden Farms <div class="node-body gallery-body">Northern California's Benden Farms in photos</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Rice Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:18:00 +0000 165221 at <p>Yellow squash growing under a bright sun in Colusa County, Calif.</p> Opening night - American Pistachio Industry Conference <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About 800 pistachio enthusiasts&nbsp;are gathered this week (Feb. 17-19) for the 2016 American Pistachio Industry Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. The opening reception&nbsp;on Feb. 17 was a great opportunity to see fellow pistachio industry friends,&nbsp;make new ones, and taste pistachio-enhanced snacks.</p> <p>Enjoy these photos of the Opening Night reception courtesy of Western Farm Press - <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tree Nuts Almonds Grapes Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Thu, 18 Feb 2016 03:25:00 +0000 165091 at Photos: Dennis Palmer - 2016 Western Farm Press High Cotton Award winner <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For the Dennis Palmer family of Thatcher, Ariz.,&nbsp;cotton farming is at his family&rsquo;s core.</p> <p>&ldquo;I love to plant cotton,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Dennis, whose physical size mimics a defensive linebacker in the National Football League. Like a pro football player, Palmer is unafraid to tackle the many challenges in cotton production.</p> <p>&ldquo;My favorite time during the cotton season is picking cotton - it&rsquo;s white and beautiful. It represents the payoff at the end of the year.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:12:00 +0000 165011 at