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FSIS Rescinds Mask Mandate for Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)...
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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...
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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 County Farm Bureau members at the Young Farmers and Ranchers State Conference

Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Making it Possible. That was...
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KCFB Executive Director’s Report: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town… But Will He Be...

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau We’re all familiar with the lyrics of the classic Christmas song, “Santa Claus...
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Mobile Meat Processing Aids Small Ranchers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As someone who opened a new mobile slaughter...
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Turkey Farmers Gauge Shifting Holiday Demand

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

Champions Named at the 2021 Kern County Fair

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Between September 22nd and October 3rd of 2021 thousands of Kern County residents and...
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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...
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N95 Mask Access for Workers While Fires Still Burn

Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California This has been another rough fire season in California, with blazes up and...
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce receives award

KCHCC Receives Prestigious Chamber of the Year Award From the California Hispanic Chambers of...

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Press Release by Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) is proud to announce it...
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Pandemic Causing Soaring Costs for Citrus Growers

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The COVID pandemic continues to have rippling effects worldwide. For the California citrus industry, COVID...
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POM Wonderful® Launches National Cocktail Contest to Support Local Bars Following Pandemic Closures

Five bars to receive a $10,000 cash prize and a year’s supply of POM Wonderful® 100% Pomegranate Juice by creating cocktails...
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USCA Address Mask Mandates for Independent Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattleman’s Association On September 10th, members of the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Independent Beef Processing...

The Cattleman’s Corner OPINION: We Expect More From Entry Level Than the Executive Level

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all been in that uncomfortable situation when you go to a fast...

Farm Country Gears up for Tourism Return

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Pandemic cabin fever continues to drive people out...
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How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Drought?

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President’s & Executive Director’s Shared Message This past July millions of Americans joined friends, families, and neighbors to celebrate our nation’s Independence...
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New USDA Competition Driver Applauded by Cattle Group

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The largest U.S. producer-only cattle trade association, R-CALF USA, applauded the July 9th announcement by Secretary...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Excuses Better Have Some Quality

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Most excuses we get on a day-to-day basis are almost impossible to verify. But for...
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Farm Tech Depends on Broadband Access

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers in the 21st century are...
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Kern County Fair June Board Meeting Announces Big News

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By Valley Ag Voice Staff In the June 2021 publication of Valley Ag Voice, it was stated that the fairgrounds would likely...
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North American Meat Institute Provides Facts on Common Beef Market Myths

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Press Release Provided by North American Meat Institute   In May, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) released a document to...
Paisley Williams and her dairy goat, Twinkle, focus in on the judge during a showmanship class at the Kern County Fair

Livestock Show is A-Go, but 2021 Fair is Cancelled

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On Monday May 17th, the Kern County Fair Board met to decide the fate...

KCFB President’s Message: Back to the Basics

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By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Every late April to early May marks the commencement of the south valley’s row...

KCFB Executive Director’s Note

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau As a country, we find ourselves in extraordinary times amidst this unprecedented global...
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KCFB Administrator’s Report

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By Colleen Taber, Administrator, Kern County Farm Bureau We all had a plan in the last year squashed, yet our plans are...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Park It

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The history of people in positions of power asking the commoners to do things...
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2021 Garces FFA Banquet

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By Jordan Van Skike, 2021–2022 FFA Chapter Reporter, Garces Memorial High School May 13th marked the Garces Memorial FFA’s second and a...
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Wonderful Pistachios Sponsors Champion Professional Boxer Jose Ramirez in Upcoming Title Belt Fight

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Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company Wonderful® Pistachios, long-time supporter of championship boxer Jose Ramirez, is proud to sponsor him in...

The Harvest is Plentiful but the Laborers Are Few

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With the looming deadline of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and the continued water...