March 26, 1991 |
Gov. Pete Wilson will visit an unemployed orange picker and a food bank in Visalia today to underline the plight of those left destitute by the pre-Christmas freeze. Wilson is scheduled to visit the home of Concepcion Meza, who has been struggling to find enough food for his wife and 10 children. Meza, who has picked oranges since coming to the United States 18 years ago, has been out of work since December, when a bitter freeze wiped out this season's orange crop.
December 25, 1990 |
As a slow warming trend took hold across California, agricultural inspectors spent Monday in citrus groves, vegetable fields and packing houses trying to define the dimensions of the devastation that struck the state's frost-bitten agricultural industry over the weekend. Most of what they discovered was not encouraging.
October 3, 1989
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Clyde Churchill said he expects a good turnout Wednesday when local farmers are being asked to turn in outdated, banned and otherwise unusable chemicals for disposal at a landfill near Visalia. Last week, more than 4,600 gallons of liquid chemicals were brought in during a similar program in nearby Kings County.
January 4, 1989
Tulare County supervisors voted to restrict all business travel by county employees to San Francisco in reaction to that city's support of the United Farm Workers table grape boycott. "Don't buy our grapes; we won't patronize your town," was the message contained in the supervisors' resolution, drafted by the Tulare County Farm Bureau. The resolution also urges the County Supervisors Assn. of California not to hold meetings in San Francisco.
July 23, 1988 |
Bill VanderPoel aided the cow in delivery of her newborn calf by gently pulling and wiggling the baby by her front legs from her mother's body. It was a special moment for the 6-foot-8, 21-year-old farmer. Two weeks ago, he moved his 800 cows from Southern California to his new 160-acre farm. "It's a female. That's always a plus for a milking operation," said VanderPoel, his face stretched in a wide grin. The calf was the latest edition to the ever-growing herds of dairy cattle in Tulare County.