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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice From February 9th to 11th, exhibitors from all over the country came together through the World Ag Expo to share their knowledge and experience about agriculture with the world. Hosted each year at the International Agri-Center located in Tulare, the expo is the largest annual agriculture exposition in the world! This year...
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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice This month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held a series of “Farmer and Rancher-Led Climate Change Solutions Stakeholder Meetings.” I would venture to say these were not in fact farmer and rancher led, as these community stakeholder meetings were required under an Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom (Executive...
Sign, “Help! Solve The Water Crisis,” posted by a flowering almond orchard, addresses the lack of water for agricultural use–Bakersfield, CA
By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The San Joaquin Valley, its people, its environment, and its economy stand at a crossroads, perhaps even a precipice. For too long the SJV has been drawing on groundwater resources faster than they can be replenished. That condition was simply unsustainable, and it led to implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)...
cow wearing mask
By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau The pandemic has shifted normal operating procedures in more ways than one. Employees and employers have adjusted to new safety protocols and some have shifted to “working from home.” For many this will be a “new normal” (which is an equally annoying term to the now wildly overused “unprecedented”). Unfortunately, the same...
COVID-19 vaccine in researcher hands, female doctor holds syringe and bottle with vaccine for coronavirus cure. Concept of corona virus treatment, injection, shot and clinical trial during pandemic. photo By Viacheslav Lopatin
By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau The Kern County agricultural community patiently awaits the creation and implementation of the COVID vaccine process. We are waiting for our turn. While we wait, let’s prepare and have data ready as we are on deck and next up to bat. Kern County Farm Bureau with local public health, hospitals, and clinics aim...
virtual meeting
By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Our February virtual ag trivia night was a success! 3 teams competed head to head to win 4, $25 gift cards to locally owned Temblor Brewing Company. They not only knew basic ag trivia, but also did great knowing the Kern County local facts. Some of the questions that teams...
Entrance to the Colony (Kern County Museum)
By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum If you drive out highway 58 west from Bakersfield, you will see a line of ancient palm trees. This is the remaining visible evidence of a large agricultural enterprise conceived in 1890 as the “Rosedale Colony.” It is one of the more interesting tales in Kern Ag...
testing snow pack
Press Release Provided by California Dept. of Water Resources On February 3rd the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station. The manual survey recorded 63 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 17 inches, which is 93 percent of average for this location. The SWE measures...
farmer shaking hands with creditor
In challenging year, leading ag lender awarded grants to over 100 groups to support agriculture in the Golden State Press Release Provided by Farm Credit West The COVID-19 pandemic posed remarkable challenges for California’s farmers and ranchers in 2020. Abrupt shifts in demand caused by restaurant and school closures and a jump in meals prepared at home forced producers to pivot...
Walnut orchard
Reprinted with Permission from California Walnut Association California’s orchards are a vital part of the local economy, providing over half of the fruits and nuts we consume daily. The caretakers of these orchards work tirelessly to provide us with healthy, nutritious foods. Tree nut growers play a dual role in the health and safety of the communities in which they live...
 

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