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Growers turning more to innovative ag techniques for sustainability

Chris Locke, a walnut grower in Lockeford, has installed several solar arrays on his 600-acre operation.

While the end result of growing crops in the Central Valley is still the same, the way those crops are grown has undergone dramatic changes in the last few years.

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Central Valley substations to be used in new electricity program

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Starting in 2023, the Central Valley will have a new, more reliable source for energy. A public-private partnership will create the San Luis Transmission Project connecting the electric substations in Tracy to the San Luis, O’Neill and Dos Amigos substations found in the Los Banos area.

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REXPO highlights need for reducing carbon emissions

Samir Sheikh, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, gives the keynote speech at REXPO in March.

STOCKTON–One of the first things attendees of the Revolution Against Air Pollution Exposition (or REXPO) is that there are not programs handed out. That’s because event coordinators at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce are being as eco-friendly with their planning as possible.

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Facilities Expo sees hundreds over two-day run

Dainel Hedin, project manager with Airstrike Bird Control, Inc., holds Wendy, a six-year-old falcon, at the Facilities Expo in Modesto on March 15.

MODESTO—More than 900 individuals representing businesses of every size were attended the Facilities Exposition over its two-day run on March 14-15.

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Growers studying soil to create new growing techniques

Louie Tallerico, a local almond grower, is focusing on the health of the soil for his orchards.

Business Journal Writer

It’s no surprise that San Joaquin Valley growers are digging in the dirt this time of year.
While winter is not really known as a growing or harvest season, valley farmers are planning as it is key to next year’s yield.

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Modesto bridge project assessment up for public review

A proposed project to repair the 7th Street Bridge in Modesto has a draft environmental assessment up for public review.

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UC to offer Green Gardener course at Stockton extension


With young professionals buying up properties in San Joaquin County, the role of landscape professionals is changing. More than simple edging and mowing, homebuyers hiring gardeners are placing an emphasis on green practices.

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