Monday, May 23, 2022
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...
Jacob and Ted Sheely

Water Cuts Leave Hard Choices for Farmers

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Hit with a third consecutive year of drought,...
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)...
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Easter Tradition No Longer a Major Driver for Selling Eggs

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The Easter egg hunt may still be a...
sunflowers

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...
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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...
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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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CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Dairy Methane Reduction Programs

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting grant applications for...
Brent Reed

Brent Reed Joins Scythe & Spade As West Coast Regional Manager

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Led by a Seasoned Veteran and 3rd-Generation Californian, Scythe & Spade expands their presence in the West Press Release Provided by American...

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Apply by April 29 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

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Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to...
almond harvester

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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Western Growers Receives $750,000 Grant for New AgTechX Ed Initiative

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently awarded Western Growers a $750,000...
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...

A Century in Produce: Giumarra Companies

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Audrey Hill, Valley Ag Voice The year was 1922 when the Giumarra Companies began. Since their start at the Los Angeles Union...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Woolworth's Bakersfield California

KCFB Executive Director’s Report: What Can You Get For a Nickel?

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  In 1878 Frank W. Woolworth came up with a concept to create a...
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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...
World Ag Expo Back in AgTion

World Ag Expo 2022

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Press Release Provided By the World Ag Expo Spaces are marked, pavilions are built, and World Ag Expo® is ready to be...
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Western Growers Awarded $750,000 CDFA Grant to Develop Next-Gen Ag Workers Curriculum

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty...
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Will Taxes Change in 2022?

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By Brown Armstrong CPAs On November 3, 2021, House leaders released a revised reconciliation bill (H.R. 5376) for the Build Back Better...
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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...