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Steelhead Protections Could Bring New Water Restrictions 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A state determination that Southern California steelhead...

Tech Lags Behind as Clean Trucking Mandates Begin 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California fleet owners are scrambling to comply...

Revised State Budget Cuts $500 Million for Water Storage, Sites Reservoir Slowly Inching Forward

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the state budget plan released on May 10, aims...

Legislators Advance Agricultural Bills

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Legislators in California introduced 2,124 bills in Feb. — 1,505 in the Assembly and 619...

Study finds benefit in clustering organics 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert    Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  A new study by researchers from the...
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Executive Director’s Report  

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  I am thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to participate in...

Pistachio sector seeks markets to absorb bigger future crops 

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California pistachio growers are searching the globe for...

Federal climate regulation softens risk disclosure rules 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California is the first state in the...

Farms cut tomato acres, await price as planting starts 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission by the California Farm Bureau Federation  California farmers are scaling down their processing...

Research farm seeks help as income falls 

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission by the California Farm Bureau Federation  Use of micro-irrigation may be commonplace in...

Farmers Regroup After Storms Batter State 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With a respite from stormy weather, farmers...

COMMENTARY: Mentoring Program to Assist New Farmers, Ranchers 

By Amrith Gunasekara, Director of Science and Research, California Bountiful Foundation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  On Feb. 21,...

Leadership Farm Bureau Class Announced for 2024 

Press release provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation  Nine agricultural professionals have been chosen for the California Farm Bureau’s 2024 Leadership...

As Organic Sector Thrives, Research Seeks to Catch Up 

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California leads the nation in organic agricultural production,...

National Fallout of California’s Ag Regulations 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  As the global agricultural leader with over 400 commodities, California has a major influence over...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the new year begins, we look at the new regulations and laws that...

KCFB: Young Farmers and Ranchers

By Christine Johnson, Chair, Young Farmers & Ranchers  Whether you realize it or not, you are impacting the next generation. For better...

Healthy reservoir levels offset scant snowpack depths 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Unlike early 2023, when nonstop atmospheric river...

Demand grows for organic produce, despite inflation 

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  The prospects for organic produce remain strong in...

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau As we enter the new year, the agricultural landscape in Kern County...

Johansson urges support to sustain farms 

By Peter Hecht, Chief Editor of Publications, California Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California Farm Bureau...

Commentary: New mandates on transportation take effect in 2024 

By Katie Little, Senior Policy Advocate, California Farm Bureau  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California farmers and ranchers are...

CA Farm Bureau Recognizes Local Ag Leaders

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The California Farm Bureau boasted a series of recognitions to local agricultural industry leaders spanning Kern...
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Ag Policies Taking Effect This Year

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the new year approaches, several finalized actions determined by Governor Gavin Newsom will...

Floodwaters on farms help boost aquifers 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation The historically wet winter early this year...

Sites Reservoir on fast track for final legal green light 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation   After decades of discussions and delays, a...