Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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...

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...

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...

KCFB: President’s Message  

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau   We are in the season of giving and holiday cheer. However, the farming industry...

Mulkay Receives WAKC Awards At 67th Annual Meeting

Press release provided by the Water Association of Kern County BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Water Association of Kern County proudly presented its...
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Central Valley Ag Faces New Regulations, Corporate Takeover

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s agri-business landscape is undergoing another regulatory shift after a series of bills were signed from...

Auction Angels Supports Over 20 Student Exhibitors, Gives Back to Community

Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The Kern County Fair season came to a close in early October, leaving plenty to...

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  With the end of the year soon approaching, I’d like to reflect on...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers have been busy this fall with several events...

New Pest Infests Almonds and Pistachios in Central Valley

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A new pest called the carpophilus beetle was recently found in the San Joaquin Valley, infesting...

Rooster’s Honky Tonk Revives Bakersfield as ‘Nashville West,’ Supports Local Artists 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff A new honky tonk is breathing life back into Bakersfield — the heart of the Central Valley’s...
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Dairy Dominates in Central Valley Commodities

Kern crop values drop by 7%, Tulare hits record high. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Tulare County claimed the top spot as...

Kern County Still Short on Recharge Capacity

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics It was an impressive year for groundwater recharge in Kern County. However, far more is...