Monday, May 23, 2022
Wonderful College Prep Academy

The Wonderful Company Co-owner Lynda Resnick Expands Support for Wonderful College Prep Academy Faculty...

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Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company On Tuesday, March 22, during her town hall address to Wonderful College Prep Academy (WCPA)...
Gless family

Local Growers Honored as Citrus Family of the Year

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Gless Family’s contributions to be highlighted April 22 in Ivanhoe Press Release Provided by Farmer Bob’s World Three generations of the Gless Family...
cannabis

California State Senate Confirms Nicole Elliott as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control

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Press Release Provided by Department of Cannabis Control Nicole Elliott was confirmed today as Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control...
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KCFB Executive Director’s Report: Spring Forward—and Away We Go!

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Just a couple of weeks ago we set our clocks an hour ahead...
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Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers prepare to plant this year’s...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert California is progressing toward...
organic farming

Regenerative Farming Brings Animals Into Orchards

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
frozen fruit trees

Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Tim Taylor walked one of his almond orchards...
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Is California’s Water Strategy Wrong?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Talk to folks in the biggest cities in California, and the answer to the California’s...
Port of Los Angeles

Fixing The Weakest Link in The Agriculture Supply Chain

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S. Aaron Hegde, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics, CSUB The pandemic has severely disrupted the world economy, especially the agriculture...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Hopefully you read my last month’s article about the receipt of the Department of...
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Malthusian Trap – Government Style?

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KCFB Executive Director’s Report By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  In the 18th century, economist Thomas Robert Malthus proposed a...
old grape vines

Orchard Recycling, Water Issues Among Topics Discussed at World Ag Expo Seminars

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The World Ag Expo returned to Tulare, Calif., on...
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2022 Winegrape Crop Forecast as ‘Stable’

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By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation For Jeff Bitter, 2022 will be a...
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AGCO at the World Ag Expo

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Valley Ag Voice Contributor The World Ag Expo hosted its 55th annual show in Tulare, CA from February...
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Western Growers Releases Inaugural Global Harvest Automation Report

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Press release provided by Western Growers Growers are keen to adopt automation to bridge the growing labor gap and ensure that their...
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PERC at the World Ag Expo in Tulare

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Valley Ag Voice Contributor The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) was among the many exhibitors on-hand at...
Jim Durst

Organic Farmers Fret About Costs, But Cheer Growth

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By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With sales of organic fresh produce continuing...
National Ag Day

2022 National Ag Day Agriculture Council of America Announces 2022 National Ag Day Date...

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Press release provide by the Agriculture Council of America The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March...
tomatoes

Water, Fuel, Fertilizer Issues Impacting Tomato Farmers

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By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation The supply chain’s weak links and California’s...
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New Ffa Program Helps Students Make The Leap Into College

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Two-Day Change Makers Summit, With Support From Farm Credit, Opens Eyes To The Wide Range Of Ag-Related Career Pathways Press release provided...
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Trustee Jeff Flores Highlights High School District Priorities

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By Jeff Flores, Kern High School District Trustee  Serving as a Kern High Trustee is a responsibility I take seriously. The lives...
Lindsey Mebane

Profiles in Ag: Lindsey Mebane

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Growing up a fifth-generation cattle rancher on her family’s cow calf operation in San...
Billy Barnes

RENEGADE ROUND-UP: Bakersfield College Animal Science Institute Naming Honors Memory of Professor and “Pork...

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By Cheryl Scott, BC Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Scott BC Foundation Executive Director The memory of Billy Barnes, beloved Professor of Animal Science and former...
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The Pomegranate: Fruit of Myth and Legend

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world,...
Dave Phippen

Trees Are Chilling Out, Which is Good News

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Fruit and nut trees up and down the...

Holloway Commemorates 90th Anniversary by Discing a Giant 90 at its Lost Hills Mine

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By Brian Milne, Holloway, Vice President of Marketing LOST HILLS, Calif. – Since 1932, Holloway has been a household name in Central...
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Cannabinoids Proving To Benefit Health, Economy In 2022

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With unprecedented scientific research on both cannabis and hemp-derived cannabinoid occurring at universities...
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Agriculture Faces Host of New State Laws in California

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By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers will find themselves subject...
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KCFB Executive Director’s Report

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A New Year & What’s Ahead By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau With 2021 now behind us, we look forward...