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Ag action plan earns Stockton award of merit

Stockton’s new Food and Agriculture Action Plan has earned an award of merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED). The plan, which was presented to and accepted by the city council last July, was the brainchild of the Stockton Economic Development Department.

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2017 Book of lists

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World Ag Expo to boast 1,500 exhibitions, showcase new tech

The World Ag Expo is held in Tulare, south of Visalia. Over 1,500 exhibitors will be in attendance at the annual event.

The World Ag Expo is just around the corner.

From Feb. 13-15, tours, seminars, product demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings and more will be offered to expo attendees at the 51st World Ag Expo in Tulare, a Central Valley city eight miles south of Visalia.

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Energy bar company couples nutrition science with taste

Jerry Patterson, co-founder of Vicia Energy Bars, is working with partners Nathan Flood and Gabe DeAnda (not pictured) to expand their fledgling company.

LODI — For distance runners, it’s an all-too-common problem: energy bars or nutrition that either doesn’t taste good or leaves them feeling heavy mid-run. One local company is slowly conquering that problem.

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Almond Board of California investing in sustainability of crops


Healthy raw nuts still growing in the farmer’s orchard

Being a grower in California is hard enough what with all the uncertainties that come with farming, said Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).That’s why the ABC has invested $4.8 million this year alone to projects that will improve almond farming practices that revolve around irrigation, pollination, coproduct utilization and more.

Since its inception in 1973, the ABC has invested $70 million to such projects, helping growers to keep crops thriving and supplying an ever-increasing demand for almonds... Read More

Stockton kicks off Restaurant Week

Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 19 with 30 different restaurants participating in the event.


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Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

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LODI — Spend just a short time with Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Lodi Wine Commission, and it’s evident she’s perfect for the job.

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