Drone technology continues to advance

By Vicky Boyd While drones have made inroads into aerially mapping farm fields and even applying beneficial insects, they have yet to gain the same traction spraying pesticides and other […]

Ag community trying autonomous vehicles

By Vicky Boyd Lodi-area vineyard manager Joe Valente has gone from skeptic to believer since he began working with Kingman Ag on a kit that converts conventional tractors into autonomous […]

4-H has come a long way in 122 years

By Craig W. Anderson San Joaquin County’s 4-H program continues building following the upheaval caused by the COVID pandemic and the program’s stability is demonstrated by its 12 active clubs […]

FFA programs in county remain strong

By Craig W. Anderson San Joaquin County’s high schools Ag/FFA programs have recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, forging ahead as agricultural departments have moved away from virtual classes, returned to […]

Labor, shipping issues cloud 2021 harvest

By Craig W. Anderson Some crops are still being harvested in San Joaquin County, others are being processed and packing sheds are filling up with product. What to expect from […]