Monday, May 23, 2022
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...
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...
groundbreaking ceremony

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...
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...
Russian River delta

PPIC Present Their Perspective on the Future of the Valley to State Legislators

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonpartisan group that provides independent, objective...

EHV-1 Outbreak in Southern California

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By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1), a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses, is sweeping...
Ukraine and Russian flags

KCFB President’s Message April 2022

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW! It’s only been 30 days since I last wrote an article, but it...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers prepare to plant this year’s...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert California is progressing toward...
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...
frozen fruit trees

Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Tim Taylor walked one of his almond orchards...
fresh beef

OPINION: Beef Packers and Allies Urge Congress to Do Nothing in Face of Broken...

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 Op-ed By Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA Large beef packers and their allies are fighting to hold...
meat processing

FSIS Rescinds Mask Mandate for Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)...
cow manure

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Dairy Methane Reduction Programs

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting grant applications for...
chopped pig at factory

USDA Commits $215 Million to Enhance the American Food Supply Chain

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Press Release Provided by the USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making available up to...
freight train

NGFA and TFI Urge Biden Administration To Work With Canada to Ease Supply Chain...

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Press Release Provided by National Grain and Feed Association In a March 7 letter to President Joe Biden, the National Grain and...
woman holding 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...
judge with gavel

Judge Sides with DWR, Rejects Plaintiffs’ Challenge to Extension of State Water Project Contracts

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Press Release provided by State Water Contractors On March 9, 2022, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Hon. Kevin R. Culhane handed down his...
snow survey at Phillips Station

Statewide Snowpack Falls Well Below Average Following Consecutive Dry Months

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On March 1st the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the third snow...
water storage

California Water Commission Increases Potential Funding for Seven Storage Projects

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Press Release Provided by Association of California Water Agencies The California Water Commission has increased the potential funding amounts for the seven...
Port of Los Angeles

Fixing The Weakest Link in The Agriculture Supply Chain

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S. Aaron Hegde, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics, CSUB The pandemic has severely disrupted the world economy, especially the agriculture...
AgTechX program flyer

Western Growers Receives $750,000 Grant for New AgTechX Ed Initiative

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently awarded Western Growers a $750,000...
newly planted almond trees

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Hopefully you read my last month’s article about the receipt of the Department of...
old grape vines

Orchard Recycling, Water Issues Among Topics Discussed at World Ag Expo Seminars

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By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group The World Ag Expo returned to Tulare, Calif., on...