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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement of support for Proposition 15, the split-roll property tax initiative, California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson said the endorsement ignores the measure’s harmful impact on the state’s rural communities. Proposition 15...
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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Many of those who are heavily involved with agriculture today were either born or married into it. The road from the rural farm town life into the bigger cities is seeing more and more traffic while the road coming back is...
420 Kingdom logo
By Geoffrey Taylor, MAHemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice If you haven’t seen the black Mercedes vans marked with a giant golden “X” navigating the streets of Kern County, you’ve missed out on seeing the first truly legal mobile cannabis delivery service, 420 Kingdom, in action. But there’s a whole...
Olive Plantation in Bakersfield, California
By John MoorePresident, Kern County Farm Bureau It’s been one year since our past pres handed off the gavel giving us the biennial Kern County Farm Bureau presidential sayonara, and my first year of leadership has certainly been interesting. If trade disputes, commodity fluctuations, record crops, riots, ravenous wildfires,...
grapes carrots and citrus on picnic table
By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau There has been a lot of uncertainty, but one thing we can count on is our bounty here in Kern County. It far surpasses and keeps us ranked in the top three Ag producing counties in the nation helping to feed...
A happy family excitedly picks organically-grown tomatoes from a rural garden
By Lindsey Mebane, President, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers You’ve probably figured out by now there are a few things I’m passionate about. Those would be agriculture, cattle, and family. There are things happening in California that I feel are threatening what I love. Let’s...
Serra Brand California Colossal Ripe Olives label, 1936
By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum The humble olive has been celebrated since the beginning of recorded time as the most useful of all crops; its oil can flavor and cook food, it can provide light in lamps, the olive has wonderful fruit and the wood can...
Argentine ant Linepithema Humile
Press Release Provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation The Department of Pesticide Regulation announced in late August that it has awarded $1.34 million in grants for research on pest control alternatives to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos. “Finding less-toxic alternatives to pesticides like chlorpyrifos, and...
Close up of a couple of cattle on a Mexican farm
Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen’s Association On September 8th, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to leaders at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) over concerns associated with contaminated Mexican cattle, lamb, poultry, and swine.
CZU Lightning Complex fire destroyed buildings at Swanton Pacific Ranch
By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Recent wildfires have burned some of the state’s educational and research properties, with university staff and officials still assessing losses and how to move forward. An educational and research ranch managed by...
 

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