Saturday, August 13, 2022
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Farm Groups ‘Troubled’ by Court’s Bumblebee Ruling

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Saying that bumblebees may be classified as fish,...
Row crops with groundwater irrigation in Castroville

DWR Awards $150 Million to Support Communities That Rely on Groundwater

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, the...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau The toughness and resolve of the California farmer is truly being challenged now more...

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...
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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...
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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...
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...
Jim Durst

Organic Farmers Fret About Costs, But Cheer Growth

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By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With sales of organic fresh produce continuing...
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Innovative Solar Project Awarded State Funds: DWR Funds Turlock Irrigation District to Install Solar...

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Press release provided by the California Department of Water Resources On February 8th, the California Department of Water Resources announced the award...
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Cannabinoids Proving To Benefit Health, Economy In 2022

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With unprecedented scientific research on both cannabis and hemp-derived cannabinoid occurring at universities...
DWR staff conducting snowpack survey

Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack

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Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the first snow survey of...
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Will Taxes Change in 2022?

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By Brown Armstrong CPAs On November 3, 2021, House leaders released a revised reconciliation bill (H.R. 5376) for the Build Back Better...
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Rise in Cannabis Cultivation Taxes Prompting Industry Revolt Against Sacramento

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice As the cannabis industry across the state of California is left reeling from...
California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson, left, joins First Vice President Shannon Douglass, center, and Second Vice President Shaun Crook. Delegates to the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting re-elected the three statewide officers at their gathering in Garden Grove

Johansson, Top Two Officers Are Re-Elected for California Farm Bureau Federation

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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 Butte County olive and...
Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades Facility at Sylmar, California

State Water Contractors Respond to Initial Allocation of State Water Project Supplies

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced December 1st, that the initial allocation for...
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Senator Grove Co-Sponsors Proposal to Increase CAL FIRE’s Staffing to Prepare for the Wildfire...

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Press Release Provided by Senator Shannon Grove Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) is co-sponsoring a bipartisan budget proposal with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg)...
San Luis water reservoir

New Initiative Seeks Permanent Water Funding Solutions for California

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Jenifer VanAlstein Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A powerhouse volunteer steering committee has been gathering signatures...
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California Farm Bureau Hails Critical Investments in Infrastructure

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Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauded members of Congress for passing the Infrastructure...
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Governor Newsom Signs CCA-Sponsored SB 332

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Press Release Provided by California Cattlemen’s Association On October 6th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed CCA-sponsored Senate Bill 332 (Dodd), legislation which incentivizes...
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McCarthy Joins Congresswoman Miller and 143 Colleagues Calling on Biden to Combat Rising Gas...

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Press Release Provided by the Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congresswoman Carol Miller (WV-03) urged President Biden to...

The Cattleman’s Corner OPINION: We Expect More From Entry Level Than the Executive Level

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all been in that uncomfortable situation when you go to a fast...
Few delta smelt remain in the wild

Is There Any Hope for Delta Smelt?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Delta smelt have been protected under both the federal and state Endeared Species Acts since...
Friant-Kern Canal in California

How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Drought?

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President’s & Executive Director’s Shared Message This past July millions of Americans joined friends, families, and neighbors to celebrate our nation’s Independence...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor’s Actions Point to Need for Long-term Water Investment

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Actions in a widened drought emergency order issued today by Gov. Gavin Newsom will...
The administration’s sweeping plans to protect 30 % of U.S. lands and ocean territories by 2030 seek to capitalize on natural landscapes and resources

Farm Bureau: Details Will Determine Impact of Federal ‘30 x 30’ Plan

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Press Release submitted by California Farm Bureau Federation Noting that climate goals outlined in early May by the Biden administration will have...
Emerald Ash Borer

California Establishes Quarantine to Prevent the Introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into California

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Press Release Provided by Department of Food and Agriculture A state quarantine has been declared to prevent the introduction of Emerald Ash...

The Need for New Investments in Water Storage

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The San Joaquin Valley faces a critical water shortage. If nothing is done, potentially one...
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Farm Workforce Bill Comes Back Before Congress

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation A bipartisan bill seeking to secure a domestic...
Assemblymember Rudy Salas presents a bill to California Assembly

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

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AB 56 Creates Historic Reforms to Improve Accountability and Protect Against Fraud Press Release Provided by Assemblymember Rudy Salas On the first day...
Jim Costa, U.S. Representative for California’s 16th district

California Farm Groups Urge Costa Appointment as Agriculture Committee Chair

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation  A coalition of California farm organizations and water districts has formally asked House Speaker...