Sunday, September 25, 2022
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State Invests $1.78 Million to Fund Projects that Promote Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

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Press Release by California Department of Pesticide Regulation  On August 11th, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced $1.78 million in...
winegrape harvest

Grower Assessment Rate for 2022 Harvest

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Press Release by California Association of Winegrape Growers In July the Pierce’s Disease / Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Board (PD/GWSS Board) voted to...
Lower Monument Dam on the Snake River in Washington

NGFA Commends Senate for Passing WRDA 2022

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On July 28th, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the Senate for passing by...
fruits and vegetables

CDFA Announces Vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
Titlescreen for BBC’s “The Green Planet” docuseries.

BBC’s “The Green Planet” Spotlights California’s Almond Orchards

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Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The Almond Board of California congratulates Sir David Attenborough and BBC’s The Green Planet...
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NGFA Supports Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Introduced in the House

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On August 2nd, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended House Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads,...
US Capitol

National Nutrition Strategy, White House Nutrition Conference

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Press Release Provided by International Fresh Produce Association Recently the International Fresh Produce Association submitted an 8-point plan of recommendations illustrating how...
excavation of almond orchard

Improved Orchard Recycling Practices, Grants Help Growers Transition to New Plantings

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group Drive down the I-5 or Highway 99 these days,...
Hens in livestock cages

Avian Quarantine in California

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On February 23, 2022, the California State Veterinarian Annette B. Jones D.M.V. imposed a...
Temblor Brewing

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau August is the height of summer, and your local Farm Bureau is peaking...
grapes on vines

Potential Merger is Good News for Central Valley Table Grape Growers

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By Melissa Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  In a deal announced earlier this year, Special New Fruit Licensing (SNFL)—a global leader...
cattle

Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
Dana Brennan

Grimmway Farms Appoints New Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

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Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms In furthering its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Grimmway Farms has appointed Dana Brennan...
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Agriculturalists Offer Input on the 2023 Farm Bill

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With Congress set to...
Matt Efird and Brian Maxted

‘From the Field’ Video Series Discusses Many Challenges Growers Are Faced With This Season

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Holloway-produced Web Series Talks to Industry Experts About Overcoming Water Issues, Soaring Input Costs and Market-related Hurdles By Brian Milne, Vice President,...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the United States of America is nearing its 250 years in existence (a...
Charlotte Mitchell

Conservation Goals Leave Many Farmlands Out

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Michael Machado’s farmland is in no danger of...
flowers

Planning Is Critical As Farms Transfer to New Generations

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At Good Humus Produce, a small organic farm in...
hemp field

After Crash, Hemp Farmers Look to Fiber, Other Uses

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The buzz about industrial hemp becoming the next...
field workers

CDFA Accepting Applications for the Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Grant...

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Press Release Provided by CDFA The Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP) is a new grant program, funded...
water reservoir

Concerns Rise at the Water Summit

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Water Association of Kern County held their Water Summit May 19th after a two...
Vard Terry

Technology Is Always Evolving in the Field

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The agriculture industry has done some remarkable things over...
cargo ships

Port Delays Worsen As Harvest of New Crops Approaches

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As ongoing port congestion and persistent shipping obstacles...
Bruce Fry examines chardonnay vines.

Deep Freeze Hammers Winegrape Farmers

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The 2022 vintage in some of California’s winegrape-growing...
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State Rice Acreage Plummets Amid Water Reductions

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation This time of year, the Sacramento Valley should...
navel orangeworm

Avaunt® eVo Insect Control Receives Supplemental Label in California; Offers New Mode of Action...

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Press Release Provided by FMC Avaunt® eVo insect control from FMC has obtained a supplemental label for use on tree nuts to...
spotted lanternfly

State Invests $3.75 Million to Fund Research Into Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Pesticide Regulation On April 21st, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) awarded $3.75 million...
almond orchard at sunrise

NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop

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Harvest 2022 expected to be down 4 percent from last year Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The 2022 California Almond...
leafy greens

FDA Won’t Conduct Broad Sampling of Leafy Greens in the Salinas Valley in 2022

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not conduct broad sampling of leafy greens grown in...
vineyard

Winegrape Grower Nourishes Soil to Combat Drought

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By John Beck, Reporter & Documentary Filmmaker Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation When Paul Bernier learned to “dry farm” grapes...