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Social responsibility grows into a tradition at Fowler Packing Company

Established in 1950, Fowler Packing has been a staple in the Fresno community, operating two packing, cooling, and storage facilities covering more than 650,000 square feet at the company’s Fresno location. The company’s day-to-day achievements, like providing jobs and getting … Continue reading

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Drought relief program offers training for impacted workers

The California Drought Employment Training Program provides 12 different training opportunities, each requiring roughly 250 hours for completion, to workers, employers and students impacted by the drought. Training programs include Irrigation Technicians, Logistics Technicians, Industrial Maintenance Technicians, Water Treatment Operators, … Continue reading

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From the Bakersfield Californian: Paramount’s Lynda Resnick leads Lost Hills transformation

From the Bakersfield Californian BY JOHN COX Californian staff writer Ruben Garcia remembers life in the western Kern County town of Lost Hills 30 years ago when there were few street lights, little to do and most roads were dusty … Continue reading

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Migrant farmworker housing: Part of the solution for our industry’s workforce – and their families

Recently, I had the privilege of taking part in a tour of several housing centers for our state’s migrant farmworkers hosted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  I was eager to participate in this tour with Business, … Continue reading

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Robots to Revolutionize Farming, Ease Labor Woes – From the Associated Press via SF Gate By GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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