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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...
farmland irrigation

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...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

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...

Commentary: A flood of specialty-crop imports hurts U.S. farmers

By Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation There is a quiet battle being...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Newsom Signs Multiple Ag Bills

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills in October, finalizing several key pieces of agricultural legislation. The...

End of Legislative Session Brings Changes for Farmers

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation By Caleb Hampton, Assitant Editor, Ag Alert A number of new state laws are...

Farmers, Tribes Weigh in on River Flows for Salmon  

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Farmers, ranchers, tribal members and others who...
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California Water Rights: SB 389 Signed, 2 Bills Stall

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Increasing state interest in water rights claims resulted in three proposed bills meant to change the...

Commentary: Precision Agriculture Tech Needs Broadband Access 

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  By Bernt Nelson, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation  Farming is truly a special walk...

Almond, Walnut Exports to Benefit as India Lifts Tariffs

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  India has formally removed retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. farm products that made...

New ‘Waters of The U.S.’ Rule Still Problematic For Farmers

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation.  After the U.S. Supreme Court set boundaries...

State Flows Plan Advances In, Out of Court 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Central Valley water districts subject to a...

Backlog At Harvest May Affect Tomato Crop 

By Christine Souza Assistant Editor Ag Alert  Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As California growers harvest this season’s processing...

COMMENTARY: Legislation May Clear Way for Farmers to Use Drones 

By Al Stehly , Rural Health Department, CFB Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  In my San Diego County vineyard one...

Assembly Speaker Salutes Farming Legacy 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation For the first time in a generation,...

Commentary: Farm Bureau: Protect more Crops in 2023 Farm Bill 

By Matthew Viohl, Director of Federal Policy at the California Farm Bureau   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With summer...