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Harvest underway throughout the valley; growers cautious in estimates

 

Grapes are nearing harvest at Watts Winery in Lodi.

By BEN SANCHEZ
Business Journal Writer

Growers are in the midst of harvest season, but it’s unclear as to what impact the unusually wet winter might have on this year’s yields.

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Watts Winery faces challenges in ever-changing wine business

 

Craig Watts, grower and owner of Watts Winery in Lodi, talks about the myriad of laws and regulations winemakers need to be aware of in today’s market.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — The grape harvest has arrived. For Watts Winery, it’s the busiest time of year.

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Turlock still enforcing drought restrictions

California may have pulled out of the drought, but that doesn’t mean cities throughout the state aren’t still reeling from the effects.

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Nominations sought for Ag Hall of Fame

The San Joaquin Country Agricultural Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for ag leaders throughout the county. The nominees should be those who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

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St. Joseph’s recognized for sustainability efforts

STOCKTON – St. Joseph’s Medical Center was recognized for its achievements in environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector.

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Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFIELD
Central Valley Business Journal Writer

STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep in touch with their crews in the field. Silke Communications has developed from its humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing push-to-talk services on the West Coast.

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Tracy High team wins hackathon

STOCKTON — A team from Tracy High School won the second annual H20 Hackathon Saturday.

The team developed an app that converts information from a typical water bill into layman’s terms. It uses visual representations to help people monitor use and save water.

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