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Crop values increase

The olive, the walnut and the almond are Tehama County’s top value crops.

That’s according to the county’s 2016 crop report, which was recently released.

The report, presented to the Board of Supervisors recently, shows a 4.6 increase in agricultural production from 2015, with a value of $335,919,900.

That’s a lot of money, and, more importantly, it’s a good increase over the previous year.

Agriculture is vital to Tehama County. With the drought coming to an end, farmers should look for agriculture production to increase over the next few years – provided rainfall is good again.

Let’s hope production can continue to have a steady increase.

Without it, Tehama County would not only lose money but its identity, as well.

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Fire department gets new gear

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department provides a vital service to the city and the community.

The equipment it uses receives some rigorous usage, which often necessitates replacement.

Unfortunately, the budget for the fire department doesn’t always cover these expenses.

That’s why it’s great the department was recently awarded a grant for new gear.

The gear consists of new coats, pants, helmets and boots. it has a shelf life of about 10 years.

This is great news for new members of the department and its ability to keep residents safe.

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