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Kern County Fair 2019
By Valley Ag Voice Staff Recently, attention on the Kern County Fair has increased with the revelation that the fair may soon run out of operating cash. Last month the Valley Ag Voice covered the precarious fiscal position the fair has found itself in during the current pandemic. That article highlighted the $270,000 monthly...
Kern County Fair
By Audrey HillStudent at Cal Poly The status of the 2020 Kern County Fair is yet to be set in stone, and the plans rely on what the state and Governor Newsom will conclude about our mid-pandemic situation. For many, concern lies in questions like: will the rides, concerts...
edible schoolyard
By Geoffrey Taylor, MA In a deeply agricultural region like Kern County, there is a distinctive disconnect between many city dwelling students and the farms that lie beyond their city limits. Connecting that gap is the Edible Schoolyard Kern County. ESY Kern County provides a hands-on learning, sensory experience to students...
rancher feeding cattle
KERN COUNTY FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE By John MoorePresident, Kern County Farm Bureau As we stumble through a challenging year with an ever-distressing news cycle, it is important to occasionally take time to pause, reflect, and be thankful for our friends, family and opportunity to wake up in the morning. Additionally,...
students graduating throwing caps in the air
By Colleen TaberAdministrator, Kern County Farm Bureau The average age of US farm producers in the United States in 2017 was 57.5 years old, according to the USDA’s 2017 census. This statistic partnered with the decrease in farms, farmers, and farmland leaves us concerned about who will continue to...
Assorted cruciferous vegetables at local farmers market
By Lindsey MebanePresident, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers With the first half of 2020 over, I am confident this is a year we will never forget but also a year we might not want to remember. The Young Farmers and Ranchers group has been challenged this year to...
Kern Island Canal headgate
By Mike McCoyExecutive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum The story of agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley is the story of water. When the very first visitors came through the valley the first reports were not good. The valley was described as an endless swamp...
students working at Cal Poly
Press Release provided by Farm Credit West Agribusiness students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will have additional funding for student projects in the years to come after Farm Credit donated nearly $255,000 this year to create an endowment fund for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Six Farm...
Aqueducts at the south end of San Joaquin Valley taking pumped water over the Grapevine (Photo by Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com)
By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With supplies curtailed from California’s largest water projects, farmers have been reducing acreage, water districts have been working to secure additional supplies, and everyone has been keeping an eye on the continued dispute between state and...
chicken
Southern California Regional Quarantine Lifted Reprinted with permission from the California Department of Food and Agriculture On June 1st, 2020 the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced an end to the Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) quarantine in Southern California. Extensive testing...
 

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