2014 World Ag Expo http://kvpr.org en Visalia Woman Builds Better Hammer, Smashes Stereotypes http://kvpr.org/post/visalia-woman-builds-better-hammer-smashes-stereotypes <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an ag industry that is dominated by older men, 25 year-old Megan Murphy is hard at work. Not just demonstrating her company’s top product, something called the Dead Blow Hammer, but also in challenging stereotypes: in agriculture, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. She’s the president of </span><a href="https://www.hammerworksmfg.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hammer Works Manufacturing</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Visalia.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:58:59 +0000 Ezra David Romero 29534 at http://kvpr.org Visalia Woman Builds Better Hammer, Smashes Stereotypes Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water http://kvpr.org/post/brown-visits-tulare-farm-show-says-compromise-needed-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown toured the World Ag Expo in </span>Tulare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Wednesday and weighed into the debate between competing House and Senate plans for response to the state’s drought. Brown says Republicans and Democrats need to find common ground on a bill that will benefit all Californians.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:12:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 28428 at http://kvpr.org Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water "Praying For Rain" At The 2014 World Ag Expo http://kvpr.org/post/praying-rain-2014-world-ag-expo <p>It’s a rather dry year here at the&nbsp;47<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;annual World Ag Expo in&nbsp;Tulare. Water or the lack of it is on everyone’s mind.</p><p>Even though the official slogan of the expo is “Agriculture: Feeding Tomorrow’s World,” Charles&nbsp;Sarabian, an engineer with Preferred Pump and Equipment in Fresno, says the real theme of the show is how to conserve what little water is left.</p><p>“I think it’s what’s on everybody’s minds and it’s what makes agriculture grow without water there is no agriculture,"&nbsp;Sarabian&nbsp;says.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:20:37 +0000 Ezra David Romero 28380 at http://kvpr.org "Praying For Rain" At The 2014 World Ag Expo