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Published:01/30/2014 9:46am

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Technology envelops our daily lives both personal and in business. On the home front, most are quick to adapt as...
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Published:01/13/2014 6:54am

There are a few things we will never get used to out here in Philadelphia, especially being California kids, but in some weird way Philly is home away from home! Bird Dog winters here at RJO are ones full of adjustment and adaptation. As soon as we...
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Published:12/02/2013 12:00pm

As I sit here in the Bird Dog lair, a red weather advisory blinks in the lower right side of my desktop. “Hard Freeze Watch” for Fresno County and outlining areas! This faint blinking is a snap back to reality that summer is over and...
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Published:09/10/2013 4:23pm

Recent reports state that the Arctic caps have increased by 60% and a possible global chill is coming. Whatever is in charge of the weather here in the Central Valley must have missed that memo! Man, was it an interesting summer in concern to...
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Published:07/03/2013 8:03am

Strawberries have been keeping our Bird Dogs busy over the last couple weeks. The end of June brings the Summer Solstice mixed with a full moon and to cap off a blender of weather irritants, a HEAT WAVE! Having Bird Dogs in the fields we are able to...
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Published:05/29/2013 2:44pm

Sorry for the delay Bird Dogs, but this May has been one for the record books!! I started writing this blog weeks ago and now have just been able to sit down and breathe after what May has brought us…enjoy! The last week of April/first week of...
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Published:03/15/2013 12:13pm

Spring is in the air in Central California! With temperatures creeping into the 80s for a few days, our bird dogs can’t help but have spring fever! With spring comes the beautiful California tree fruit bloom, and when trees are in bloom we know...
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Published:01/30/2013 1:44pm

In the Produce Business the only consistent thing we can rely on are the inconsistencies. Sure, we all plan for the season, set promotional calendars based on prior years, but we have to remember that though plans are great, we are dealing with Mother...
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Published:10/16/2012 9:21am

Strawberry Weather/Quality Update Erratic fall weather has thrown a wrench in some of California late commodities. Our Bird Dogs have had their hands full especially with Strawberries. After a “decent” Watsonville summer deal in terms of...
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Published:08/30/2012 10:27am

As I sit here and prepare for the “calendar flip” I am excited to see what photo is displayed for the Forth of July…oh wait… it’s been awhile since I flipped this calendar!! Where did the summer go? It felt like yesterday...