Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Fresno County Crop Value Rises .12%

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Fresno County's 2022 crop values reached $8.095 billion, falling under Tulare County's $8.6 billion. According to...

Candy Snaps™ Season Extended and Flavorful Excitement Continues with BLOOM FRESH’s New Variety

Press release provided by Bloom Fresh International  BLOOM FRESH International (BLOOM FRESH), the world’s largest premium fruit-breeding company, created by the merger...

Crop Report: Cotton Drops, Grapes Reach Peak Season

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Cold, wet weather leading into April created an unsuitable environment for Pima cotton farmers in the...
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Celebrating Cotton Candy Grapes

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Congratulations to IFG, International Fruit Genetics LLC, for celebrating 20 years of the Cotton...
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Delano Growers Grape Products Hails Agreement between the U.S. and Argentina on White Grape...

Press Release provided by Delano Growers Grape Products Delano, California - Delano Growers Grape Products cooperative announced that the U.S. Department of...

Global Table Grape Summit Brings International Audienceto Bakersfield

By Melissa Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The recent Global Table Grape Summit in Bakersfield brought together stakeholders from across six...
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Renegade Round-up: Modernization of the Agriculture Farm Laboratory at Bakersfield College

By Greg Cluff, LeAnn Riley, & Julie Beechinor, Bakersfield College Agriculture Faculty The Bakersfield College Agriculture Farm Laboratory has been undergoing extensive...
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Grower Assessment Rate for 2022 Harvest

Press Release by California Association of Winegrape Growers In July the Pierce’s Disease / Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Board (PD/GWSS Board) voted to...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
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Potential Merger is Good News for Central Valley Table Grape Growers

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

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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Winegrape Grower Nourishes Soil to Combat Drought

By John Beck, Reporter & Documentary Filmmaker Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation When Paul Bernier learned to “dry farm” grapes...
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2022 Winegrape Crop Forecast as ‘Stable’

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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Fresno County Farmer Debbie Jacobsen Honored for Distinguished Service

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Debbie Jacobsen, a third-generation farmer who became the first-ever female president of the Fresno...

The Harvest is Plentiful but the Laborers Are Few

By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With the looming deadline of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and the continued water...
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Holloway Acquires Strategic Stake in AgSoilworks

Companies Partner to Launch ‘Soils First’ Solutions for Ag Developments Press Release Provided by the Holloway Group The Holloway Group announced it has...
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Wineries Struggle During Closures of Tasting Rooms

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  On-again, off-again closures related to the COVID-19...
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Wildfires Bring Uncertainties for Grape Growers

By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A record-setting year for wildfires has left Northern...
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Wineries Worry About Impact of Water Rules

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A new statewide...
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California Table Grape Season in Full Swing

Press Release Provided by the California Table Grape Commission With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a...
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Hot Days, Warm Nights and Sweet Wine

Four young easterners came out to California in 1849 following the siren call of gold. John Tone, David Hudson, Charles Valentine and John Stevens planted a vineyard North of Stockton remembering the vineyards of New York. Although the early Spanish missions of California also cultivated grapes and had significant wine production, this was the first effort of Anglo-Americans to bring wine grapes to the southern San Joaquin Valley. This effort was soon followed by brothers William and George West who established a nursery and vineyard in Stockton in 1852.
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Kern County Crop Output Up 3% From the Prior Year, Tops $7.5 Billion

Press Release Provided by The Kern County Farm Bureau Kern County farmers and ranchers produced a value of nearly $7.5 billion in...

California Finishes Session with Anti-Farm Worker Legislation

Last week, the California legislature finished session with a flurry of bills passing the House, Senate, and being signed into law....
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Justin Vineyards & Winery Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon

This Year’s Release of the 2017 JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon Marks a Remarkable 30-Year Milestone Crafting One of the Nation’s Most Popular...
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Farm Leader Responds to Tariff Assistance Package

Press Release: California Farm Bureau Federation May 23, 2019 Expressing appreciation for the Trump administration’s broadened programs to ease the impact of retaliatory...