Sunday, June 16, 2024

Placing Central Valley’s Dairy Industry and Wetlands in Focus 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  Wetlands are the Earth’s largest natural source of methane — a potent greenhouse gas roughly...

Blueprint and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Sign Historic MOU 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  On May 8, 2024, in Sacramento, representatives for the Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin...
A farmer harvesting beetroot

KCFB: President’s Message  

By Jenny Holtermann, President, Kern County Farm Bureau  Grassroots organizations, like the Kern County Farm Bureau, were created as a means to...

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report  

By Rachel Nettleton, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau  Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to join my classmates of the...

KCFB: Young Farmers and Ranchers  

By Christine Johnson, Chair, Young Farmers and Ranchers  Spring has been quite busy for the Kern Young Farmers and Ranchers. In April,...

OPINION: Di$tractions 

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  I recently received a call from a bull customer. I always appreciate getting calls...

Controversy trails labor union wins under card check 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California’s new farm labor organizing law has...
farmer pulling carrots in field

Grimmway Farm Acquires San Miguel Produce 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  Grimmway Farms, a leading global fresh produce company based in Bakersfield, announced its acquisition of Oxnard-based San...

Cabbage Growers Wage War on Diamondback Moth   

By Rob McCarthy, Reporter, Ventura County  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Despite having wings, a diamondback moth isn’t much...

Steelhead Protections Could Bring New Water Restrictions 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A state determination that Southern California steelhead...

Tech Lags Behind as Clean Trucking Mandates Begin 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California fleet owners are scrambling to comply...
Semi Truck

16 States Sue California Over Zero-Emission Trucks Regulation 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird announced the state’s entrance into a lawsuit against Robert Bonta, Attorney General...
orange growing on tree

HLB Funding Prioritized in Farm Bill Proposal 

Press release provided by California Citrus Mutual  California Citrus Mutual (CCM) commends Chairwoman Stabenow of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Chairman Glenn...

Save-the-Date for these Agricultural Events  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  Growers interested in learning more about the potato and mushroom industries are in for a treat this...

Connected by the Church Body   

Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  Imagine yourself in the church of Ephesus caught up in all manners of debate regarding...

Kings County Water District Withdraws from Mid-Kings River GSA 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  During a special board meeting on May 29, the Kings County Water District voted to...
US Capitol Building

Farm Bill Passes House Floor, Ag Bills Advance Through Assembly 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  The Republican 2024 Farm Bill passed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on May 24, despite...
Mary Lou Parker

Mary Lou Parker 1952-2024

Mary Lou Parker, aged 71, passed away peacefully on the morning of May 19, 2024, in Bakersfield, Calif.  She was born in...

OPINION: The Inequitable Impact of California Pork Rules

By Ruben Guerra, President, Latin Business Association California consumers are facing the impact of higher prices on a popular protein source —...

House Releases Farm Bill Draft, Partisan Battle Continues

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice After a series of delays, House Agricultural Chair Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson released the $1.7 trillion...

PAGG Hosts Central Valley Growers Agricultural Workshop

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Punjabi American Growers’ Group is hosting a Central Valley Growers Agricultural Workshop on May 18 from...

CCGGA Annual Meeting Unpacks Regulatory Challenges for Cotton Industry 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association hosted its annual meeting on May 14 at...

Revised State Budget Cuts $500 Million for Water Storage, Sites Reservoir Slowly Inching Forward

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the state budget plan released on May 10, aims...
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USDA Cuts Data Collections Programs

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service hosted a webinar on May 8 to discuss recently discontinued data...

Second-Largest Almond Harvest Predicted for 2024, USDA Adjusts Federal Marketing Order

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  California almonds are estimated to come in at 3 billion pounds this year according to...
Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse Farms Splits into Two Companies

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice On May 6, Butterfly Equity — a private, Beverly Hills-based firm specializing in the food...