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  1. One of the last to speak his tribal language, he also sang about Wounded KneeRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Hank Oliver, musician and patriarch of the Choinumni Tribe, recorded his song "Day by Day" in the mid-1960s. His family contributed these photos and recording.


  2. Amid labor shortages, Mexican farmworkers are coming to Valley, and they have visasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Facing a shrinking pool of farm labor in the Trump era, some citrus growers in the San Joaquin Valley have turned to a labor contractor who brings in farmworkers from Mexico under a temporary agricultural worker program. Leaders in agriculture acknowledge that the program makes the migrant workers legal under federal law, but they say it won't create a big enough workforce.


  3. Gardening tips: How to prevent the spread of citrus diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | The Fresno Bee

    Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease is now a very serious threat to the citrus industry and to backyard citrus trees in California. HLB is a bacterial disease, fatal to citrus trees, carried by the Asian citrus psyllid, a very small winged insect about the size of an aphid.


  4. New lemon import rules leaves sour taste for California growersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | The Fresno Bee

    A new rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow the import of lemons from Argentina is leaving a sour taste in the mouths of California lemon farmers. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published the rule Tuesday .


  5. Citrus growers spent $25 million protecting crops from cold this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | The Fresno Bee

    The central San Joaquin Valley's freeze warning ends at 9 a.m. Monday after a weekend of freezing temperatures that had citrus growers running their wind machines and taking other measures that cost growers more than $25 million. The National Weather Service doesn't expect to issue another freeze warning Monday night, but temperatures will still be in the upper 20s to low 30s for the valley, said meteorologist Modesto Vasquez with the weather service office in Hanford.


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