Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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KCFB: President’s Message 

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau  California grows more than half of the nation’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Kern County...

KCFB:Executive Director’s Report  

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  As California’s agricultural heartland, Kern County plays a strong role in our nation’s...

Protect the Pollinators: Beehive Health and Central Valley Theft Crisis

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Central Valley almond farmers need bees like a symphony needs musicians — without them, almond...
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KCFB: Executive Director’s Report  

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  The Kern County Farm Bureau is eagerly anticipating our 40th Annual Farm Day...

OPINIONS: Cash Cow

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  Every business owner, regardless of industry, dreams of a more passive income, cash flow...

Empowering Women in Agriculture, CWA’s Impact 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  In the heart of Central Valley's agricultural landscape, a group of remarkable women is making strides in...
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Top 10 Products for 2024 World Ag Expo 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  Ahead of the 2024 World Ag Expo on Feb 13-15, the Top 10 New Products were announced....

Save-the-Date for these Agricultural Events  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  February and March will host several agricultural events and activities in California, including one of the largest...

Heaven  

By Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  If someone were to come to you with the following list: real, communal, perfect,...

Kern County Ag Feels the Pinch as Land Values Drop 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Despite the recent 2023 Land Value summary from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing that...

Kern County Farm Bureau Teaches Growers to ‘Spray Safe’

By Valley Ag Voice Staff Kern County Farm Bureau’s 18th Annual Spray Safe Event kicked off at 7 a.m. on Jan. 19...

Rooster’s Honky Tonk Celebrates Bluegrass Music with Great 48

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Bakersfield Great 48 — a weekend of Bluegrass and Old-time music — kicked off yesterday with...
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Secretary of State Finalizes Central Valley Candidates

A look at who's on the ballot for 2024. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Following the Sacramento Superior Court’s decision...

Superior Court Judge Approves Fong’s Congressional Bid

By Valley Ag Voice Staff A Sacramento Superior Court Judge ruled that Assemblyman Vince Fong can run for the 20th Congressional seat....

Central Valley Ag Commissioners Implement Pest Management Solutions  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice During his afternoon training session, Rufus diligently sorted through a mixture of packages, easily detecting...
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Water Digest: Battles Defining Local Agriculture  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agricultural water supplies continue to face hurdles in the Central Valley, ranging from potential Tulare...

KCFB: President’s Message 

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the new year approaches, many of us may look for positive change...

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...

A Question and Answer 

By Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  “Bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How dare you, how dare you create...
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California Dairies Inc. Invests in Kern County

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A new dairy bottling facility in Bakersfield, which broke ground in 2021, is proceeding through...

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...

Bakersfield College Breaks Ground on Ag Sciences Building

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice “This is an exciting day,” was echoed by various Bakersfield College faculty, staff, and students...
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DPR Proposes New Regulation, Community Members Push for Pesticide Notification

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed a regulation to notify the public prior to...

Bakersfield College Invests in Agriculture

By Valley Ag Voice Staff Bakersfield College is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Agriculture Sciences Building on Thursday, Nov. 30,...

Agriculture Drone Market to Hit $9 Billion by 2028

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As labor costs continue to increase, agriculture is moving toward a technical future. According to...

The Need to Do Your Homework and Carry a Big Stick

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Farmers’ water rights have been under attack for decades now. The list of acronyms is...