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Turlock pumpkin patch, corn maze open for season

For the past six years, Ron and Karen Macedo have opened the R.A.M Farms pumpkin patch to the public during the harvest season. Three years ago, the Macedo family decided to take their pumpkin patch one step further by opening a 20-acre corn maze for the community.

October 25, 2013 | Cara Hallam | FFA

Kaepernick theme of Fantozzi corn maze

Alongside harvest season comes football, and Fantozzi Farms in Patterson is ready for both with its 25-acre Colin Kaepernick inspired corn maze.

October 25, 2013 | Cara Hallam | FFA

Mast family continues Valley farm tradition

As third generation members of the dairy industry, Denair residents Cal and Lori Mast have worked hard throughout their lives to help contribute to the high-quality milk produced in California.

October 25, 2013 | Cara Hallam | FFA

Almond, walnut harvest time in Valley

The agriculture industry is a huge part of the Central Valley economy and most of the residents in this area know when summer is coming to an end due to the machines rumbling along the rows in an orchard and stirring up (more than) a little dust. Late August is the beginning of harvest for many of the nut growers that have trees that produce almonds and walnuts, with several weeks typically spent getting the crop in.

October 25, 2013 | BY VIRGINIA STILL | FFA

California leads nation in specialty crop funding

The lion's share of the federally sponsored Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will be headed to California this year, the United States Department of Agriculture announced.

October 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | FFA

National agricultural income reaches record high

Cornstalks aren't the only thing about agriculture that will be soaring high this year.

October 25, 2013 | BY JAYDEEP BHATIA Turlock Journal | FFA

Changing crops, growing demand account for record breaking income in Stanislaus County

Farmers are changing what they grow, and in effect, how much they make.

October 25, 2013 | BY JAYDEEP BHATIA Turlock Journal | FFA

Industrial ammonia refrigeration operators meet agriculture industry needs

Modesto Technical College has an impressive history of providing agricultural based companies with qualified Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Operators. Fueled by the central Valley's agriculture commodities and related industries, this demand occupation offers diversity, job security and upward mobility.

October 25, 2013 | | FFA


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