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.
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.
A plant in Turlock, CA, will start producing fertilizers for organic farmers from dead animals rendered by Darling Ingredients, an international company that already has a rendering plant near Crows Landing.
Merced County farmers and areas experts say a potential trade war would be likely to have a chilling effect on the agricultural industry if the U.S. and China go through with matching tariffs on exports.
A storm bearing down on California is expected to drop several inches of rain in some areas and dairy experts are urging the industry to be prepared. Dairy owners could face muddy conditions that could contribute to less milk and disease.