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Good news, bad news for California almond growers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released 2023 California Almond Objective Measurement Report shows that almond production is forecast at 2.60 billion meat pounds, up 4 percent from May's forecast, and 1 percent above last year’s crop of 2.57 billion meat pounds — all this despite the heavy rainfall this winter that hindered bee pollination of trees.

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‘A game-changer’: San Joaquin Valley farmers help replenish groundwater by flooding their fields

in Community/Environment/News

For farmers throughout California, dealing with drought is one of many stressors.

San Joaquin County almond farmer Christine Gemperle says it's something she thinks about every single day.

"I guess I've had anxiety over it, sometimes despair," Gemperle said.

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TID’s online tools make irrigation a breeze for farmers

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It’s now even easier for local farmers to order water and plan their irrigation thanks to Turlock Irrigation District’s new Online Water Tools — a 21st century approach to one of the area’s longest-standing practices. 

Development for the new online program began last December, and the new tools for farmers were rolled out in March. While TID has offered online water ordering to customers for a few years now, External Affairs Department Manager Josh Weimer said the organization wanted to improve the process and make it more mobile friendly, as well as provide other useful features to farmers.

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