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Kern County Fair 2019
By Valley Ag Voice Staff On May 18th, the Kern County Fair Board convened their monthly meeting. After releasing recent news that they may be out of operating cash in June, many in the community had questions about whether Kern County was going to have a fair this year or ever again. 
cannabis plant
By Geoffrey Taylor, MA In the world of medical and recreational cannabis, Kern County has a history of being unfriendly territory for this niche horticultural industry. Voters have rejected medical cannabis measures in the last two elections and the idea of a robust cannabis economy taking shape in Kern County seems years away.
farmer standing next to truck
From This Crisis May Come Creativity By John MoorePresident, Kern County Farm Bureau John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Farmers are natural creatives. This may come as a shock to those whose main idea of a farmer is a plaid shirt and jean pant wearing, dusty...
glass of beer
By Colleen TaberAdministrator, Kern County Farm Bureau Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau We are so fortunate to have such quality local businesses here in Kern County. Our partnership with Temblor Brewing company is a match made in heaven. As you all get to know me, you will learn...
Vince Fong
By Lindsey MebanePresident, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Lindsey Mebane, President, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers It’s hard to believe another month has passed and we are still in the same situation. I must say it is weird not being able to go anywhere but work, see friends,...
water flowing behind glass of water
By Will HolbertCommunications Specialist, ACWA Press Release provided by Association of California Water Agencies Will Holbert, Communications Specialist, ACWA In a letter to congressional leaders, a diverse coalition of water advocates, including ACWA, called on Congress to fund critical water needs that are impacting Californians amid the...
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Press Release provided by State Water Contractors The State Water Contractors (SWC) recently filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) over the March 31 Incidental Take Permit (ITP) for the long-term operation of the State Water Project (SWP). The ITP is a...
farmer in front of tractor wearing a protective mask
By Jamie JohanssonPresident, California Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Jamie Johansson, President, California Farm Bureau Federation During this challenging time, the strong values that power California agriculture will help farmers and ranchers endure. Those values include the commitment we all have...
rusted windmill
Press Release provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Lost markets and lost off-farm income related to the COVID-19 pandemic have proven doubly difficult for many California farmers and ranchers, according to a survey by the California Farm Bureau Federation. More than half of the farmers responding to the voluntary survey said they had lost...
DWR checking snowpack
California Enters Summer with Precipitation and Snowpack Below Average Press Release provided by Department of Water Resources The season’s final manual snow survey at Phillips Station was conducted on April 30th by the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The survey recorded 1.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent...
 

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