Wednesday, February 28, 2024

COMMENTARY: Mentoring Program to Assist New Farmers, Ranchers 

By Amrith Gunasekara, Director of Science and Research, California Bountiful Foundation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  On Feb. 21,...

Leadership Farm Bureau Class Announced for 2024 

Press release provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation  Nine agricultural professionals have been chosen for the California Farm Bureau’s 2024 Leadership...

New Census Shows Cattle and Sheep Industries Continue Steep Declines 

Alarming Exodus of America’s Beef Cattle Operations. Press release provided by R-Calf USA  BILLINGS, Mont., – The release of the 2022 Census of...

2024 World Ag Expo: ‘The Best Farm Show on Dirt’ 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The 57th Annual World Ag Expo ran from Feb. 13 - 15 this year, spotlighting over 1,200...

Save-the-Date for these Agricultural Events  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  This is a special month for agriculture as March 19 is federally recognized as “National Ag Day.”...
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KCFB: President’s Message 

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau  California grows more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Kern County...

KCFB:Executive Director’s Report  

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  As California’s agricultural heartland, Kern County plays a strong role in our nation’s...

As Organic Sector Thrives, Research Seeks to Catch Up 

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California leads the nation in organic agricultural production,...

Protect the Pollinators: Beehive Health and Central Valley Theft Crisis

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Central Valley almond farmers need bees like a symphony needs musicians — without them, almond...

National Fallout of California’s Ag Regulations 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  As the global agricultural leader with over 400 commodities, California has a major influence over...

Almond Industry to See Significant Rebound  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice   A strong rebound in almond prices is expected over the next 12 to 18 months....

Newsom’s ‘Salmon Strategy’ Prioritizes Fish Runs

Dam removals are underway in California. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first strategy to restore the...

CA Almond Board Announces 2024 Leadership Class

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The Almond Board of California announced its 2024 leadership class for 18 professionals to help...

Ag Groups Take on CA Climate Regulations

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agriculture and business groups are suing California over two climate disclosure laws signed by Gov....

Valadao Calls for Increased Water Storage Ahead of Major Storms  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As a pair of atmospheric storms near California, Congressman David Valadao addressed the House Floor...

EPA’s Draft Herbicide Strategy Faces Criticism 

Over 200 agriculture groups oppose the agency’s early mitigation strategy.   By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the new year begins, we look at the new regulations and laws that...

KCFB: Young Farmers and Ranchers

By Christine Johnson, Chair, Young Farmers & Ranchers  Whether you realize it or not, you are impacting the next generation. For better...

OPINIONS: Cash Cow

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  Every business owner, regardless of industry, dreams of a more passive income, cash flow...
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Almonds Face Potential Recession, Industry Remains Optimistic 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The 2023 Almond Board Conference highlighted production trends and the outlook for the industry. Clarice Turner, President,...

Empowering Women in Agriculture, CWA’s Impact 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  In the heart of Central Valley's agricultural landscape, a group of remarkable women is making strides in...
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22nd Congressional Candidates on Central Valley Ag  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The race for the 22nd district seat includes incumbent Congressman David Valadao (R), Chris Mathys (R), Senator...
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20th Congressional Candidates on Central Valley Ag 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  With the 2024 March primaries quickly approaching, the Valley Ag Voice sent questionnaires to the candidates of...

Farm flock losses climb as avian flu outbreak spreads 

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Despite on-farm biosecurity efforts to protect the...

Healthy reservoir levels offset scant snowpack depths 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Unlike early 2023, when nonstop atmospheric river...
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Top 10 Products for 2024 World Ag Expo 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  Ahead of the 2024 World Ag Expo on Feb 13-15, the Top 10 New Products were announced....