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organic farming

Regenerative Farming Brings Animals Into Orchards

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
basque dinner group at Wool Growers restaurant

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, KC Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers started...
Lean Six Sigma

The Cattleman’s Corner: Politics Aside, Is it Effective?

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice OPINION: Judicious businesses are regularly evaluating whether the things they are spending time and...
Snow geese take flight in a Sutter County rice field

Rice Farmers Enlisted to Sustain Pacific Flyway Birds

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

A Century in Produce: Giumarra Companies

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Audrey Hill, Valley Ag Voice The year was 1922 when the Giumarra Companies began. Since their start at the Los Angeles Union...
Jim Durst

Organic Farmers Fret About Costs, But Cheer Growth

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By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With sales of organic fresh produce continuing...
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Cannabinoids Proving To Benefit Health, Economy In 2022

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With unprecedented scientific research on both cannabis and hemp-derived cannabinoid occurring at universities...
California state capitol building

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...
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Agriculture Faces Host of New State Laws in California

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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

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas...
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Rise in Cannabis Cultivation Taxes Prompting Industry Revolt Against Sacramento

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice As the cannabis industry across the state of California is left reeling from...
Jamie Johansson

Johansson Calls for Protecting Agriculture

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At the top of Jamie Johansson's Christmas wish...
A tractor fuels up at Terranova Ranch in Fresno County

Rising Prices Drain Farmers’ Pocketbooks

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The road to higher food prices begins at...
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The Central Valley Honeybee

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice As many of us know, almonds are a major source of income for the...
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President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in December already with a new year just around the corner...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers I would like to congratulate our newly elected 2022 Kern County Young...
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2021 Recap: Hemp and Cannabis Look Ahead to the Future

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It has been a whirlwind year across the Hemp and Cannabis industries in...
US Capitol

California Farm Bureau Hails Critical Investments in Infrastructure

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Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauded members of Congress for passing the Infrastructure...
Illustration of a Group of Kids Touring a Farm with Their Grandparents

New Promotional Opportunity for Agritourism Venues

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Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Foundation The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is looking for orchards, pumpkin patches, corn...
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Grapes Take the Lead in the Kern County 2020 Crop Report

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On September 28, 2021, Kern County Agriculture Commissioner Glenn Fankhauser released the 2020 Crop...

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire. President, Kern County Farm Bureau It’s been a month now and I thought that I would break my normal...
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Hemp on the Horizon: What’s Going on in 2021 and Beyond

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California and Hemp have a complicated relationship. According to the California Department of...

James G. Boswell Foundation Creates Fund to Support Campus Farm

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Press Release Provided by Fresno State University Thanks to a $100,000 philanthropic investment to the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State, the...

CDFA Accepting Applications for Two Pesticide Grant Programs

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Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting...
John Deere tractors

Deere Delivers on News and New Products at Kern County Media Event

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By Valley Ag Voice Staff Hosted by Kern Machinery at their museum of John Deere legacy equipment, John Deere’s corporate team rolled...
water recharge in a vineyard

On-farm Recharge Is Essential for Sustainability

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Some of you may have seen the movie or heard the story of Dunkirk. At...
Edible Schoolyard Kern County

Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers, & Ranchers Our September event, at the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard (ESY), went great!...
hemp and cannabis

State of California Issues Regulatory Changes for Hemp, Cannabis Producers

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice For producers of CBD-rich hemp and THC-rich cannabis products in the state of...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, but many of us are...
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Recent Hemp, Cannabis Studies Provide Insight Into Research Efforts on Plants

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Research is reinvigorated in United States academic institutions as a series of studies...