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Sutter County 2005 Crop Report
July 31, 2006
Sutter County's gross agricultural production value for 2005 totaled almost $300 million with rice, walnuts, peaches, dried plums and almonds as the leading agricultural commodities. Industries directly or indirectly tied to agricultural industry returned over $1.04 billion to our local economy in 2005.

For the second year in a row, 2005 weather conditions were once again not conducive to agricultural crop production. Cold, wet weather in early-February prevented honeybee pollination of almonds thereby affecting yield; hot, dry and windy weather conditions in March during dried plum and peach bloom caused yields to plummet, and rain during early May split the fruit of the cherry crop thereby causing significant losses.

Market prices were encouraging for many crops such as almonds, dried plums and peaches (for those who had product to market), rice, (apiary) pollination services and cattle and calves.

Employment Services Job Fair
July 24, 2006
Sutter County Employment Services is having their Fall Job Fair on Sept 9, 2006 at Andros Karperos Middle School located at 1666 Camino De Flores, Yuba City from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our job fairs have become well known throughout the community for the variety of professions that are represented. There will be representatives from CalTrans, Home Truss, Big 5, Del Norte Clinic, Jeld-Wen Inc, Target, Sutter County Personnel, California Hwy Patrol, Colusa Casino Resort, Veolia Transportation, USDA Forest Service and many others. If you are a job seeker, come smiling and dressed and be ready to complete applications. The employers may be doing interviews on the spot!
CalWORKs Centralizes Location
July 18, 2006
CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by County Welfare departments.

Up to now, two halves of the same program (CalWORKs) have been operating from two separate locations. When the CalWORKs staff moves to the Holly Oak location on Aug 4th, the clients will receive all the cash aid eligibility services and employment assistance from the same location. The application will still be initiated at the Welfare building at 190 Garden Hwy, but the appointment will be scheduled for the Holly Oak offices at 539 Garden Hwy. Suite A or 543 Garden Hwy. Suite B. One location and one manager will allow Welfare to partner case services and improve communication.