Foster Farms, a poultry company based in Livingston, California, announced that Dan Huber is its new chief executive officer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He succeeds Laura Flanagan. Huber has been there since 1996.
Livingston, California-based Foster Farms is in talks with meat processor Tyson Foods over a potential sale, according to a CNBC report. The poultry company also has facilities in Turlock, Fresno and other locations.
A summit on the use of technology in farming will be held at Modesto Junior College, California, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. It is titled, “Adapt or Die: Sowing the Seeds of an Innovative Ag Tech Ecosystem”
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.
The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, will feature a float by Blue Diamond Growers about its Almond Breeze milk. It is made in Sacramento by Blue Diamond, which also has plants in Salida and Turlock.
A judge ordered two animal rights activists who trespassed at a Farmington egg farm in 2016 to pay $331,991 to compensate owners who say they were forced to destroy 45,000 chickens for fear they were contaminated.
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.
Temple Grandin, a prominent expert on both livestock behavior and autism in humans, spoke in Modesto, CA, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Grandin herself is autistic. Modesto Junior College hosted the talks.
E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, California, has purchased part of the vacant Seneca Foods fruit cannery for wine production. The rest was bought by G3 Enterprises, founded by Gallo family to serve the industry.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is helping with the cost of replacing old cars, heavy-duty trucks and farm tractors with cleaner-burning models. The district takes in Stanislaus and seven other counties.
The Oakdale Irrigation District has completed a $15 million tunnel that bypasses a section of canal at risk of rock slides. The 5,949-foot tunnel a few miles east of Knights Ferry is the 10th that OID has built since it formed in 1909 to tap the Stanislaus River.
Sun-Maid Raisins is one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. But even the company’s red bonnet-wearing farm girl isn’t enough to keep this century-old cooperative from losing its once dominant role in the marketplace.
The FDA has suggested banning the term “milk” on almond, soy and other alternatives to dairy. The idea has support from our dairy industry, which argues that milk can only come from animals. Almonds and dairy are the top-grossing farm products around Modesto, CA.
Several companies in and near Modesto, CA, have entered new-product contests at the Fresno Food Expo on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The event showcases California food and drink to grocery chains and other buyers around the world.
E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, California, has purchased the 436-acre Rancho Real Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The company announced the deal on Thursday, May 3, 2018, but did not disclose the price.
Gabriele Ludwig, director or sustainability and environmental affairs with the Almond Board of California, explains the issues related to dust during the harvest season. At the Van Duyn Family Farms in Escalon on Tuesday, three companies – Exact H