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USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS' PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015

What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Amazon hiring in Tracy

The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Shooters sports bar offers full range of drinks and bites

Name of Business: Shooters Wings & Things

March 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sierra Vista Child and Family Services acquires Hughson Family Resource Center

The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Library events honor Dr. Seuss, renowned track athlete

Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Fire, police departments discuss future plans in city workshop

Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock fires injure one, displace five

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Minerva’s expands with West Main Street showroom

While a couple shops in downtown Turlock have closed their doors in recent months, just as quickly new tenants have filled them, such as Minerva's Furniture which seized the opportunity to establish an additional showroom in the former Ritzy Ragz and Thingz location.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber to kick off Toastmasters club

Those looking to improve their public speaking and leadership skills now have an opportunity to be a part of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Toastmasters International Club, which is launching this Thursday.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Measles reaches Merced County

The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry snowpack could mean less water for local growers

Despite the relatively wet characterization of snow, data extracted from this month's snow course measurement has revealed wintry powder throughout the Tuolumne Basin to be momentously dry.

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock company brings electric bikes, vehicles to the region

When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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