Thursday, February 5, 2015

50th Colusa Farm Show: A photo essay

Thousands of people showed up for this week's 50th annual Colusa Farm Show, which concludes today.

In the photos, from the top: A shuttle displayed by Yuba City-based Orchard Machinery Corp. and used for harvesting nuts and prunes is decorated with American flags and patriotic designs to honor veterans and troops overseas; OMC vice president Greg Kriss (right) talks to customers; and people look at a tree pruner and hedger displayed by Erick Nielsen Enterprises of Orland.

As I reported yesterday, large ag equipment sales in California are doing well despite the drought and a nationwide slowdown in heavy machinery sales. My story on the patriotic shuttle should be up at CapitalPress.com soon.

Today the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference kicks into high gear, and I'll be covering several of the workshops. Watch for my stories on what timber companies are doing to stay fire-safe and on how the manufacturing of wooden crates for citrus fruit has impacted the timber industry.

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