Monday, May 23, 2022
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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...

Survey Finds Little Snow as Statewide Snowpack Drops to 38 Percent Following Record Dry...

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On April 1st,The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the fourth snow survey...
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State Water Contractors Respond to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Requiring Public Water Agencies to...

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Press Release Provided by the State Water Contractors On March 28th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring urban public water agencies...
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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...
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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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PPIC Present Their Perspective on the Future of the Valley to State Legislators

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonpartisan group that provides independent, objective...

EHV-1 Outbreak in Southern California

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By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1), a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses, is sweeping...
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KCFB President’s Message April 2022

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW! It’s only been 30 days since I last wrote an article, but it...
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Ranchers Hope for a Wet ‘Miracle March’

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After two dry months, the next few weeks...
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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...
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Statewide Snowpack Falls Well Below Average Following Consecutive Dry Months

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On March 1st the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the third snow...
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California Water Commission Increases Potential Funding for Seven Storage Projects

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Press Release Provided by Association of California Water Agencies The California Water Commission has increased the potential funding amounts for the seven...
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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‘Narrow’ Ruling On Pork Law Does Not Apply To Producers

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By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Legal challenges by grocers, restaurants and retailers...
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Hurtado Attends Historical Groundbreaking of Construction On Friant-Kern Canal

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Press release provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado On January 25th, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after attending the historical...
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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...
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Innovative Solar Project Awarded State Funds: DWR Funds Turlock Irrigation District to Install Solar...

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Press release provided by the California Department of Water Resources On February 8th, the California Department of Water Resources announced the award...
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What Benefits Kern County from New Water Storage Projects?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Farmers have been seeking more water storage in California. In 2014, Proposition 1 dedicated $2.7...
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KCFB President’s Message: Engagement is Vital

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are, already in February 2022, and at the time that I am...
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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,...
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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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California Farm Bureau President Comments on Gov. Newsom’s Budget Plan

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Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson offered the following comments on January 10th, on...
Kern River

Kern County Water Agency Declares Water Supply Emergency

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Press Release Provided by the Kern County Water Agency On December 15th, the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) declared a Water Supply...
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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...
DWR staff conducting snowpack survey

Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack

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Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the first snow survey of...
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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...

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas...
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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...