almonds http://kvpr.org en Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-hearing-california-water-visits-fresno <p class="p1">The House Natural Resources Committee took up the issue of water for San Joaquin Valley farmers today before a packed gallery at Fresno City Hall.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The Republican-led committee heard testimony from local growers and water managers on both short and long-term responses to California's drought and cuts to agricultural water deliveries south of the Delta.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:08:09 +0000 Joe Moore 29957 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Hearing On California Water Visits Fresno Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents http://kvpr.org/post/planned-farm-running-horse-site-draws-opposition-west-fresno-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About a dozen West Fresno residents and advocates gathered in front of Fresno City Hall today to express their disapproval of a text amendment that would pave the way for Granville Homes to plant a 360-acre almond orchard in their neighborhood.</span></p><p>Among them was Venise Curry, a West Fresno resident and physician. She&rsquo;s concerned the proposed operation could expose residents to dust and pesticides, and harm their air and water.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:02:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22802 at http://kvpr.org Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents Honey Bee Shortage Could Sting Almond Growers http://kvpr.org/post/honey-bee-shortage-could-sting-almond-growers <p></p><div><p>A honey bee shortage in California could sting almond growers this season. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, there aren’t enough bees to pollinate the crops of California’s largest export.</p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California gets about 75 percent of its bees from other states. But drought, malnutrition and disease killed many of the bees over the winter. The winter losses are still being counted.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:45:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 10878 at http://kvpr.org Honey Bee Shortage Could Sting Almond Growers