Monday, May 23, 2022
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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau The toughness and resolve of the California farmer is truly being challenged now more...
DAIRY TOUR

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers It had been several years...
Pyrenees French Bakery

French Bakery Revival at the Kern County Museum

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum  Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum When the Laxague Family decided to build a new...
rodeo

Renegade Round-up: Rodeo Club at Bakersfield College

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By Andrea Prise, Professor, Bakersfield College  Andrea Prise Professor, Bakersfield College Have you heard the exciting news? This year, Bakersfield College has started...
cattle

The Cattleman’s Corner: Do It Yourself and Find Out

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are a fair amount of folks that have been managed by someone who...
cattle auction

Bill Would Remove Regulatory Barrier to Financing of Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On April 8th, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the Amplifying Processing...
calves feeding

Two New Cattle Market Studies Validate Ranch Group’s Call for Meaningful Congressional Action

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On March 31st, R-CALF USA is calling on Congress to cease consideration of the Cattle Market...
cattle

Appellate Court Upholds Grazing on Federal Lands

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Ranchers with grazing permits in the Stanislaus National...
leafy greens

FDA Won’t Conduct Broad Sampling of Leafy Greens in the Salinas Valley in 2022

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not conduct broad sampling of leafy greens grown in...
cow

Senators Release Updated Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 28th, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron...
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,...
Gaven Newsom

Is Newsom’s Executive Order a Moratorium on Well Drilling? Here’s the Background Causing the...

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By Don A. Wright, Publisher, Waterwrights.net Reprinted with permission from Waterwrights California’s Governor Gavin Newsom released Executive Order N-7-22 on March 28, 2022...

Survey Finds Little Snow as Statewide Snowpack Drops to 38 Percent Following Record Dry...

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On April 1st,The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the fourth snow survey...
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DWR Releases Funds for Repairs of the Friant-Kern Canal

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Press Release Provided by CA Department of Water Resources With California now in its third year of drought, collaboration among state, federal...
California State Capitol

State Water Contractors Respond to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Requiring Public Water Agencies to...

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Press Release Provided by the State Water Contractors On March 28th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring urban public water agencies...
Dr. Amrith Gunasekara

Top State Scientist to Head CA Agricultural Research Institute

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Dr. Amrith Gunasekara, manager of environmental programs for the California Department of Food and...
mosquito

State Initiates Review of Research Application for Use of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Tulare...

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Press Release Provided by CA Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has initiated the review of a...
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood

Taxpayer Advocate Laura Avila Announces Endorsement of Sheriff Donny Youngblood

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Press Release Provided by Avila For Assessor-Recorder 2022 Kern County Sheriff, Donny Youngblood has endorsed Laura Avila to be the next Kern...
walnuts

California Walnut Board Marketing Order Update: Status & Next Steps

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Press Release Provided by California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order...
Wonderful College Prep Academy

The Wonderful Company Co-owner Lynda Resnick Expands Support for Wonderful College Prep Academy Faculty...

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Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company On Tuesday, March 22, during her town hall address to Wonderful College Prep Academy (WCPA)...
Gless family

Local Growers Honored as Citrus Family of the Year

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Gless Family’s contributions to be highlighted April 22 in Ivanhoe Press Release Provided by Farmer Bob’s World Three generations of the Gless Family...
cannabis

California State Senate Confirms Nicole Elliott as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control

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Press Release Provided by Department of Cannabis Control Nicole Elliott was confirmed today as Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control...
eggs being packed at Hi Desert Egg facility

Easter Tradition No Longer a Major Driver for Selling Eggs

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The Easter egg hunt may still be a...
African tribal women

Ministry Spotlight: StoryRunners

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By Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice StoryRunners is a ministry dedicated to church planting in people groups whose cultures are...