World Ag Expo

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The World Ag Expo began its three day run in Tulare Today/Tuesday. FM89's Ezra David Romero reports this year’s show is as much about software as it is farm equipment. There are plenty of new tractors this year at the World Ag Expo. But it's not companies like John Deere and Caterpillar stealing the limelight. It’s rather groups that make products that fit in the palm of a hand. Marisa Carpenter is a spokesman for the expo. CARPENTER: “There’s a lot of mobile based items and I think they’re...

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As the world’s largest agricultural trade show comes to an end today in Tulare County, FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports on how the farm show boosts the local economy. The World Ag Expo in Tulare isn’t only about the latest in farm technology. It’s also about bringing outside dollars into the Valley. "The regional impact is that the hotels are full from Saturday to Saturday and there’s a tremendous amount of excitement and energy in the region," says Tricia Stever Blattler is the director of...

This week on Valley Edition reporter Ezra David Romero visits the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. We are also joined by Valley farmer Paul Betancourt who talks about the state of agriculture in the region. Later in the program VE host Joe Moore interviews Niki Caro, the director of the upcoming film McFarland, USA, on how she found inspiration in the region for the film. We end the program with a conversation between Moore and Fresno Grand Opera General Director Matthew Buckman on changes...

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Fashion is a high dollar business, with million dollar runway shows across the globe. This year at the largest agricultural expo, the world of farming is borrowing an idea from the fashion industry, with a special show of its own. FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports. I’m in the front row of a fashion show unlike any other. Bright lights, models and a catwalk are replaced by blue skies, tractors and a dirt arena. This fashion show, otherwise known as the Arena Equipment Showcase at the World Ag...

The World Ag Expo began its three day run in Tulare on Tuesday. FM89's Ezra David Romero says this year's show has a focus on drones, robotic technology and apps for the farm. Romero: "Everyone's really excited about drones this year. I know drones are a hot topic, so there's three or four different drone exhibitors. A lot of them are using infrared technology and GoPro-style cameras and they're flying over fields and making these maps that are a composite of their acreage, and they're...

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With the kickoff of the largest agriculture expo this week in Tulare County, innovation in technology is the buzz all across the region. FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports from Pixley where a new project is helping one local dairy turn their waste into biofuel. About 15 miles south of the World Ag Expo in Tulare , a unique exchange is taking place between a dairy and an ethanol plant. The currency? Think manure. Bryan VanLoo is the vice president of Regenis. This week his company opened a...

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This week on Valley Edition we discuss the drought in California from three perspectives: the Naval Air Station in Lemoore , farmworkers and the mayor of a city with little to no water allocation this year. Also, Valley Edition Host Joe Moore talks about the future of Fresno’s Fulton Mall with both those who are in support of a drivable mall and those who want to keep it intact. It’s also the kickoff of the 2014 World Ag Expo. Drought:
- In Lemoore, Drought Poses A Threat To Navy Jets –...