Sunday, September 25, 2022
Jack Nicholson in Chinatown movie

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Over the weekend, I was thinking about the movie Chinatown and how most people...
Katie Verhoef, Lindsey Mebane, Tim Collins, and Christine Johnson

KCFB: Young Farmer’s & Ranchers

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Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers & Ranchers...
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...
cantaloupe harvest

A Changing Market Gets a More Durable Cantaloupe

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By Vicky Boyd, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Faced with pressure from grocery retailers and increasing labor costs, the...
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)...
hereford cow in the sunset

The Cattleman’s Corner: Breeding for the Exceptional, or Breeding for Consistency

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice In every Breeding 101 or genetics class in almost every animal agriculture college, academia...
low river

Crops Fallowed, Herds Reduced as Drought Deepens

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California farmers and ranchers...
A volunteer loads food into the trunk of a vehicle

USDA Announces Its Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement with California

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  In July, during a visit to the Yolo County Food Bank in Woodland, Calif.,...
Bethany Dams and Reservoir

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Delta Conveyance Project

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources   On July 27th the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the...
poultry

USDA Publishes Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  On August 5th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) previewed the Organic Livestock and...
DWR engineering geologist measures groundwater levels

DWR Launches New Web-based Mapping Tool Showing Nearly 3,000 Groundwater Sustainability Projects

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Press Release Provided by CA Dept. of Water Resources    A new web-based tool developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR)...
argentine ant

State Invests $1.78 Million to Fund Projects that Promote Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

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Press Release by California Department of Pesticide Regulation  On August 11th, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced $1.78 million in...

Registration and Call for Posters Underway for 30th Annual FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference

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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture  Registration is now open for the 30th annual Nutrient Management Conference, hosted by...
CAWG President Natalie Collins

CA Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President

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Press Release by CA Association of Winegrape Growers On July 27th, California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced the...
winegrape harvest

Grower Assessment Rate for 2022 Harvest

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Press Release by California Association of Winegrape Growers In July the Pierce’s Disease / Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Board (PD/GWSS Board) voted to...
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...
citrus

CDFA Announces Vacancies on California Citrus Advisory Committee

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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
fruits and vegetables

CDFA Announces Vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
Titlescreen for BBC’s “The Green Planet” docuseries.

BBC’s “The Green Planet” Spotlights California’s Almond Orchards

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Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The Almond Board of California congratulates Sir David Attenborough and BBC’s The Green Planet...
rail grain car

NGFA Supports Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Introduced in the House

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On August 2nd, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended House Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads,...
US Capitol

National Nutrition Strategy, White House Nutrition Conference

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Press Release Provided by International Fresh Produce Association Recently the International Fresh Produce Association submitted an 8-point plan of recommendations illustrating how...
Monarch electric tractor

Hon Hai (Foxconn) and Monarch Tractor to Build Next-generation AgTech Equipment

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Press Release Provided by Monarch Tractor Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”)(TWSE:2317) today announced the signing of a contract manufacturing agreement (CMA) with...
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

State Water Contractors Applaud Release of Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Conveyance...

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On July 27th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Draft Environmental Impact...
Friant-Kern water canal

Investments in Infrastructure and Water Resilience Projects to Help Secure California’s Water Future

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On August 11th, the Governor announced a water supply plan to adapt to California’s hotter...
Dave Puglia

Western Growers Praises Governor Newsom’s Bold Water Supply Strategy for California

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Water Supply Strategy that was announced on August 11th, Western...
hand on bible

Power of Testimony

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By Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice To give a testimony is to provide a witness or evidence.¹ We often see...