Sunday, September 25, 2022
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...
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...
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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...
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...
dusky gopher frog

Lessons to Be Learned From Frogs in Mississippi

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics You may think that your orchard or vineyard is not a habitat for endangered species....
grass growing

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
Temblor Brewing

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau August is the height of summer, and your local Farm Bureau is peaking...
catalytic converters

OPINION: Cattleman’s Corner: Catalytic Converter Policy: Today’s California in a Single Example

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My sister recently had her catalytic converter stolen, adding her to the ranks of...
wheat field

Improved Wheat Market Has Farmers Eyeing Fall Planting

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After years of languishing prices, the mercurial rise...
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Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Legislation in Nearly Unanimous Vote

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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considered S. 3870, the...
crew harvests watermelons

‘Steady’ Melon Crop Is Ready for Summer

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau  As this week’s Independence Day holiday approached, watermelon farmers...
Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier on the West False River

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Future Drought Salinity Barriers

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to better prepare for future drought conditions in the face...
almonds in tree

NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

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Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The...
cattle

Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
Dana Brennan

Grimmway Farms Appoints New Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

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Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms In furthering its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Grimmway Farms has appointed Dana Brennan...
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DPR Opens $4.65 Million Grant Application Process to Fund Innovative Solutions Supporting a Transition...

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Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today opened the application period for the...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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

Conservation Goals Leave Many Farmlands Out

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Michael Machado’s farmland is in no danger of...
Okihi Preserve Kern River

Okihi Preserve Awarded $27,000 Revitalization Grant From USDA-NRCS 

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The local White Wolf Wellness Foundation (WWWF) received a $27,000 grant from the United...
cotton

Water Shortage Limits More Cotton Acres as Price Surges

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...