Sunday, September 25, 2022
Frank and Evelyn Del Papa

Once Upon a Farm: Frank and Evelyn Del Papa and Family

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By Andrea Wright, Valley Ag Voice  When loss affects a local farm family, the community tends to come together through their trust...
cotton field

An Outlook on Cotton Demand and Profitability for 2023

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By Melissa Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On August 16th, 2022, the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association hosted their 28th...
soybean harvest

USDA Forecasts US Corn Down and Soybean Production up From 2021

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  The Crop Production report issued August 12th by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)...
Lower Monument Dam on the Snake River in Washington

NGFA Commends Senate for Passing WRDA 2022

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On July 28th, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the Senate for passing by...
excavation of almond orchard

Improved Orchard Recycling Practices, Grants Help Growers Transition to New Plantings

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group Drive down the I-5 or Highway 99 these days,...
Hens in livestock cages

Avian Quarantine in California

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On February 23, 2022, the California State Veterinarian Annette B. Jones D.M.V. imposed a...
self-driving tractor

Driverless Tractor Future May Be Arriving

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By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation This is not your grandfather’s Farmall tractor—because this...
wheat field

Improved Wheat Market Has Farmers Eyeing Fall Planting

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After years of languishing prices, the mercurial rise...
crew harvests watermelons

‘Steady’ Melon Crop Is Ready for Summer

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau  As this week’s Independence Day holiday approached, watermelon farmers...
Matt Efird and Brian Maxted

‘From the Field’ Video Series Discusses Many Challenges Growers Are Faced With This Season

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Holloway-produced Web Series Talks to Industry Experts About Overcoming Water Issues, Soaring Input Costs and Market-related Hurdles By Brian Milne, Vice President,...
Charlotte Mitchell

Conservation Goals Leave Many Farmlands Out

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Michael Machado’s farmland is in no danger of...
flowers

Planning Is Critical As Farms Transfer to New Generations

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At Good Humus Produce, a small organic farm in...
cotton

Water Shortage Limits More Cotton Acres as Price Surges

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...
David Richter looks at developing tomato plants

Lack of Water Means Smaller Tomato Crop

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation David Richter has a good tomato crop going...
bumblebee

Farm Groups ‘Troubled’ by Court’s Bumblebee Ruling

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Saying that bumblebees may be classified as fish,...
hemp field

After Crash, Hemp Farmers Look to Fiber, Other Uses

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The buzz about industrial hemp becoming the next...
Christina Millian

California Strawberries Celebrates the “Million Ways to Love Strawberries” with an ‘Apotheberry’ Experience Featuring...

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Press Release Provided by California Strawberry Commission On June 9th the California Strawberry Commission hosted an exclusive “Million Ways to Love Strawberries”...
old tractor

Rusty Roots Show: The California Antique Equipment Show is Back!

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By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Every year in April, Tulare’s International Agri-Center hosts the California Antique Equipment Show, featuring antique...
Beer bottles

KCFB News: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Can you believe we are already in June? It appears as though we...
YF&R members with Steve Murray at Murray Family Farms

KCFB News: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The pleasant spring weather gave...
Mark Parsons and Dan Hay

Basque Sheep Camp Coming to the Kern County Museum

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Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum  Basque immigrants from the Pyrenees mountains of France and...
Vard Terry

Technology Is Always Evolving in the Field

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The agriculture industry has done some remarkable things over...
Kevin Collins

Fresno Lays Claim to Title of California Garlic Capital

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By Dennis Pollock, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation If you open your car window just a tad as you...
cotton

Water Shortage Limits More Cotton Acres As Price Surges

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...
cargo ships

Port Delays Worsen As Harvest of New Crops Approaches

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As ongoing port congestion and persistent shipping obstacles...
rice with rice husk

State Rice Acreage Plummets Amid Water Reductions

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation This time of year, the Sacramento Valley should...
vineyard

Winegrape Grower Nourishes Soil to Combat Drought

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By John Beck, Reporter & Documentary Filmmaker Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation When Paul Bernier learned to “dry farm” grapes...
Jacob and Ted Sheely

Water Cuts Leave Hard Choices for Farmers

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Hit with a third consecutive year of drought,...
young farmers and ranchers clay shoot

Young Farmers & Ranchers April Report

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Last spring, the Young Farmers...
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...