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Dr. Amrith Gunasekara

Top State Scientist to Head CA Agricultural Research Institute

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Dr. Amrith Gunasekara, manager of environmental programs for the California Department of Food and...
eggs being packed at Hi Desert Egg facility

Easter Tradition No Longer a Major Driver for Selling Eggs

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

KCFB Executive Director’s Report: Spring Forward—and Away We Go!

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Just a couple of weeks ago we set our clocks an hour ahead...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers prepare to plant this year’s...
cattle grazing

Ranchers Hope for a Wet ‘Miracle March’

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After two dry months, the next few weeks...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

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

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
frozen fruit trees

Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Tim Taylor walked one of his almond orchards...
people drinking wine

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...
Snow geese take flight in a Sutter County rice field

Rice Farmers Enlisted to Sustain Pacific Flyway Birds

By Edgar Sanchez Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Sixth-generation rice grower Jeff Gallagher is perpetually surrounded by birds on...
pork in grocery store

‘Narrow’ Ruling On Pork Law Does Not Apply To Producers

By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Legal challenges by grocers, restaurants and retailers...
Jim Durst

Organic Farmers Fret About Costs, But Cheer Growth

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

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...
Dave Phippen

Trees Are Chilling Out, Which is Good News

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Fruit and nut trees up and down the...
California state capitol building

California Farm Bureau President Comments on Gov. Newsom’s Budget Plan

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

Agriculture Faces Host of New State Laws in California

By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers will find themselves subject...

KCFB: President’s Message

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

Agriculturalists From Kern and Sonoma Counties Win Young Farmers & Ranchers Awards

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation A Kern County couple who has expanded their almond business to include direct-to-consumer sales...
Cattle graze the land at Hearst Ranch in San Simeon

Ranch-to-customer Market Boosts Hearst Ranch Beef

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Just off Highway 1,...
Jamie Johansson

Johansson Calls for Protecting Agriculture

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At the top of Jamie Johansson's Christmas wish...
Debbie Jacobsen

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...
A tractor fuels up at Terranova Ranch in Fresno County

Rising Prices Drain Farmers’ Pocketbooks

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The road to higher food prices begins at...
A proposal to halt pending lawsuits that stem from the 2019 biological opinions issued by fisheries agencies, seeks a cease-fire to the litigation and allows the Biden administration to begin a new set of biological opinions.

Judge Reviews Biological Opinions in Water Dispute

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A federal judge is...
California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson, left, joins First Vice President Shannon Douglass, center, and Second Vice President Shaun Crook. Delegates to the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting re-elected the three statewide officers at their gathering in Garden Grove

Johansson, Top Two Officers Are Re-Elected for California Farm Bureau Federation

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Butte County olive and...
Almonds

Almond Conference Focuses on Growing Global Demand

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With water shortages, crippling port disruptions, soaring costs...
Jami Beck

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Honors ‘Outstanding Educator’

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation A second-grade teacher in Tulare County has been honored with the “Outstanding Educator of...
turkeys

Turkey Farmers Gauge Shifting Holiday Demand

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation For turkey farmers, trying to anticipate what Americans'...
US Capitol

California Farm Bureau Hails Critical Investments in Infrastructure

Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauded members of Congress for passing the Infrastructure...
Bounty of Kern County 2021

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Every year people all over the country gather on the third Thursday in...
Joshua Viers

Research Seeks Resilience for Aquifers

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation One day in early October, a group of University...