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Recent disasters a reminder for business owners to plan ahead

By JENNIFER BONNETT
Business Journal Writer

With the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and other natural disasters such as wildfires raging up and down the West Coast, business owners are looking closer at insurance for unexpected catastrophes or losses, according to experts.

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High tech set to revolutionize California agriculture

 

Over the past few decades, technology has disrupted many industries including manufacturing, media, banking and retail shopping. We also now understand that it is no longer a matter of if but when technology-based solutions, such as self-driving vehicles, will transform transportation and logistics.

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New solar array to provide 67 percent of Tracy facility’s energy needs

 

The solar installation at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy covers 7.5 acres of rooftop.

TRACY—Taylor Farms Pacific unveiled its new 300,000-square-foot solar installation situated atop its west San Joaquin County facility.

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Tuolumne River Management Plan released by irrigation districts

The Modesto and Turlock Irrigation District Boards took steps to file the final applications for the Don Pedro and La Grange projects with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

50 first-year, transfer and international students volunteered for National Public Lands Day

Harvest underway throughout the valley; growers cautious in estimates

 

Grapes are nearing harvest at Watts Winery in Lodi.

By BEN SANCHEZ
Business Journal Writer

Growers are in the midst of harvest season, but it’s unclear as to what impact the unusually wet winter might have on this year’s yields.

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Watts Winery faces challenges in ever-changing wine business

 

Craig Watts, grower and owner of Watts Winery in Lodi, talks about the myriad of laws and regulations winemakers need to be aware of in today’s market.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — The grape harvest has arrived. For Watts Winery, it’s the busiest time of year.

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