Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Genetically Altered Produce Just Hit the Market 

Pairwise hosted a webinar to discuss the future of gene-editing in agriculture.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In May, the first gene-edited...
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COMMENTARY: Ag Vision Seeks to Secure State’s Agricultural Future

By Karen Ross Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture Reprinted with permission from California Farm Bureau Federation It’s no secret that times...
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Getting Serious About Climate Solutions

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Californians were invited to discuss the state’s climate-driven future in agriculture on March 30th...
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Commentary: Sustaining Food Production Is Key To Pesticide Policy

By Scott Dahlman, State Director of Government Affairs for Crop Life America Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation On Jan....
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CDFA Awards $12.25 Million For The Pollinator Habitat Program

Press Release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) has selected 10...

California Primed to Lose 30% of Its Food Safety Net Food Banks Gear Up...

Press Release provided by California Association of Food Banks Oakland, Calif., March 01, 2023 – Today, the California Association of Food Banks...
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Why Are Eggs So Expensive?

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A few days ago, I walked into Trader Joe’s and was met with a...
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Holloway, Laurel Ag & Water to Host Grower Appreciation Happy Hour on February 15th...

By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications The Holloway Group February is here, which means bloom is right around...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on Shell Egg Advisory Board

Press Release by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety...
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What “They” Don’t Know Can Hurt You

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics “Life is full of uncertainties. Your food supply should not be one of them.” That...
John Liu, Vice President of Food Safety for Grimmway Farms

Grimmway Farms Welcomes John Liu as Vice President of Food Safety

Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms Grimmway Farms announced in October that John Liu has been named Vice President of Food Safety....
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WAPA Welcomes Edward Holquin to the WAPA Team

Press Release Provided by Western Agricultural Processors Association The Association would like to welcome Edward Holquin to the WAPA Team! Edward is...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the United States of America is nearing its 250 years in existence (a...
Kevin Collins

Fresno Lays Claim to Title of California Garlic Capital

By Dennis Pollock, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation If you open your car window just a tad as you...
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CDFA Accepting Applications for 2022 CA Farm to School Grant Program

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to...
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Is California’s Water Strategy Wrong?

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Talk to folks in the biggest cities in California, and the answer to the California’s...
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Orchard Recycling, Water Issues Among Topics Discussed at World Ag Expo Seminars

By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The World Ag Expo returned to Tulare, Calif., on...
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‘Narrow’ Ruling On Pork Law Does Not Apply To Producers

By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Legal challenges by grocers, restaurants and retailers...
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2021-22 CA Navel and Mandarin Forecast Down from Initial Estimates

Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual The California Citrus Mutual Marketing Committee (Committee) estimates that the total Navel orange crop for...
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Western Growers Awarded $750,000 CDFA Grant to Develop Next-Gen Ag Workers Curriculum

Press Release Provided by Western Growers Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty...

Morning Star Ministry Hosted Their 6th Annual Pheasant Hunt

By Valley Ag Voice Staff It was a brisk and cool December morning when Morning Star Fresh Food Ministries hosted their Annual...
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KCFB Executive Director’s Report

A New Year & What’s Ahead By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau With 2021 now behind us, we look forward...
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NGFA, NAMA Announce Food Safety Initiative with Railinc

Press Release Provided by National Grain and Feed Association The National Grain and Feed Association and the North American Millers’ Association announced...

CDFA Accepting Applications for Two Pesticide Grant Programs

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting...
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AFIA Invites Students to Present at Pet Food Conference

Press Release Provided by the American Feed Industry Association The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding students to present...
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CDFA Awards $2.7 Million in Technical Assistance Funding to Support the Healthy Soils and...

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced it...