Western Australia has finally agreed to allow cherries to be imported into its market, marking the end of 10 years of negotiations. Now Central Valley cherries, the premier exporter of the California fruit, will be the first U.S. fresh fruit to gain access to Western Australia.
Alternative energy comprises a varied group that includes biodiesel, hydrogenation derived power, ethanol, solar, wind power, and hydroelectric algae, all of which have helped the alternative fuel industry face down the economic angst of the ongoing economic crunch.
Despite the continued lull in the Central Valley’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) business sector, a monthly survey by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America shows that in July contractors continued to maintain a positive outlook regarding short-term growth over the remainder of 2011.
Agriculture’s gross value in 2010 was a solid $1,960,086,000 and a number near the $2 billion threshold cannot be considered a disappointment despite being a 2.02 percent decrease from the $2,000,473,000 of 2009.
The adage “Waste not, want not,” applies to Central Valley waste disposal and recycling companies that manage a goodly portion of the 92.2 million tons of household and municipal solid waste produced annually in California, according to the latest figures available from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery.
Laura McIntosh is Central Valley homegrown, from Linden, and she’s bringing her enthusiasm for agriculture and good food into California homes with her eclectic cooking/agriculture/guest chef show “Bringing It Home” with Laura McIntosh, produced by her full service production company M Entertainment.
When California voters approved construction of a high-speed rail system in 2008, the lid was blown off a Pandora’s Box of controversy and questions that still need resolution.
The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Obama in January, gives sweeping regulatory, inspection, and enforcement powers to the federal Food and Drug Administration, expanding the bureaucracy’s powers to keep food safe in the country.