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By Vicky Boyd

Kings Crown Packing, a fixture in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta west of Stockton for 30 years, packed its last crate of asparagus earlier this year. Faced with rising labor costs, increasing production expenses and competition from lower-cost imports, packinghouse owners made the tough decision to shut down the operation for good.

Workers at Perry & Sons in Manteca thump each watermelon at least three times during packing to test for ripeness. Photo by Vicky Boyd

By Craig. W. Anderson

The finale of 2018's harvest is in sight and while some acreage remains unharvested, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau News has the latest, up-to-date information about what's happening in the fields, orchards, barns and pastures.

By Vicky Boyd

When a Roberts Island farmer brought a dead nutria into the San Joaquin Ag Commissioner’s office in April, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials had hoped the rodent was just a young male dispersing into new territory.

By Vicky Boyd

Although plans to expand the Forward Landfill have been downsized since the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors essentially killed the original proposal in 2013, many of the concerns raised by the San Joaquin Farm Bureau back then remain unresolved today.