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It took big dreams and back-breaking efforts to turn the desert of southeastern California from a seeming wasteland populated by few people and sparse vegetation into a region that would help feed and clothe a nation — many nations, in fact. More...
Staff WriterWhen Ed McGrew is asked about agriculture in the Valley, he’s quick to say the overall agricultural economy here is “the best it’s been crop by crop by crop.” But the same can’t be said about the local dairy industry or...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterImperial Valley native Evelyn Zinn, 90, will never forget the day she wrote a wrong number on a shipment billing while working in a railroad freight office off of Main Street in the 1940s. Her boss came to her and said, “Evelyn, you just bought a...
It made me sick, to see the historic train stations being leveled. The largest station was beautiful, with its ornate, gingerbreaded eaves and those great cast iron pillars. It should have been placed on the registry of historic places years ago. But as...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterThough she is a fourth-generation farmer, Stephanie Leimgruber knows it is always helpful to meet growers from elsewhere. A golden opportunity came last week, March 24 to 27, when Leimgruber attended the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterJessica Meister of Brawley wakes up early every morning to care for her steer and tends to it again when she gets home from school. While it’s hard work, “It’s worth it,” she said. “How many people can just walk up and...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterArgument continues about the soundness of a permit for a Calexico feedlot, but a former tenant of the yard disputes charges of neglect. The Kubler Road feedlot is adjacent to the New River that holds a lot of sewage, Luis Olmedo, director of Comite...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterA potential environmental hazard has been disclosed by a nonprofit group that says an unused feedlot in Calexico should not be issued a permit to operate. Island Cattle Co. LLC of Tulare, the current feedlot owner, recently applied for a permit from the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgJASPER, Ark. -- A proposed hog farm near the Buffalo National River has sparked debate on both sides in northern Arkansas. Many people are worried about any pollution the hog farm along the Buffalo River Watershed could bring. It is the talk of the town...
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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — With a satisfied grin, farmer Bob Combs watches the big truck slowly dump its greasy load, a Niagara Falls of yesterday's kitchen leftovers that sends off a sickening spray as it splashes into a metal bin. The greenish-...
Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
Farm, Field and Garden CorrespondentWhen many young people are moving from the area, Dan Miller, 21, of Allegheny Township wants to stay here and work in agriculture. In fact, Miller is having an agronomy internship this summer at Growmark in Somerset through his studies at Penn State...
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