World Ag Expo this week in Tulare

An estimated 100,000 visitors from 70 countries are expected to attend this week's 47th annual World Ag Expo.

The event, the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, will be held Tuesday through Thursday in Tulare. It will feature 1,500 exhibitors and 2.6 million square feet of displays and equipment.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, officials for cities and water agencies will discuss the state's current drought at a water forum. It is among more than 40 seminars on beef, dairy, hay and forage, international trade, irrigation and general agriculture.

General admission at the gate is $15.

For a full schedule of events and more information about the show, visit www.WorldAgExpo.org.

Staff and wire reports. Submit items to robert.digitale@pressdemocrat.com.

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