Monday, December 6, 2021
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McCarthy Joins Congresswoman Miller and 143 Colleagues Calling on Biden to Combat Rising Gas...

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farm Bureau Expresses Disappointment in Governor’s Endorsement of Proposition 15

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement of support for Proposition 15, the split-roll property...
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KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Lindsey Mebane, President, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers You’ve probably figured out by now there are a few things I’m...
los angeles pollution

Where’s the Clear Air?

By Marcia Wolfe, Biology/Ecology Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My eyes feel dry. Every morning I have multiple, roof blowing-off sneezes from the...

CDFA Works During COVID-19 Pandemic to Facilitate Safe, Healthy Food Supply

Press Release Provided by CDFA The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is serving Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing...
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Local Leaders React To The Passage Of USMCA

On December 19, 2019 the United States House of Representatives passed the historic passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). The...
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CDFA Accepting Public Comments On Draft Guidelines For Dairy Methane Reduction Climate Smart...

Press release provided by CDFA  CDFA is accepting public comments on its draft Request for Grant Applications (RGAs) for the next round...
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Governor to Act on Key Legislation for Farms, Ranches

Ag Alert September 18, 2019. Rreprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor Ag Alert A hectic...