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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The...
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Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

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...
Okihi Preserve Kern River

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

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

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...
David Richter looks at developing tomato plants

Lack of Water Means Smaller Tomato Crop

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation David Richter has a good tomato crop going...
food

USDA Food Plan Is Pledging a ‘Better Deal’ for Farmers

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop

Harvest 2022 expected to be down 4 percent from last year Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The 2022 California Almond...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

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

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

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
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Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

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...

 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...
cow manure

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Dairy Methane Reduction Programs

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

Press Release Provided by the USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making available up to...
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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...
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Ranch Group Applauds Senate Reintroduction of OFF Act

Press Release Provided by R-Calf USA During the first week of October a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cory...
Joshua Viers

Research Seeks Resilience for Aquifers

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation One day in early October, a group of University...
Herd of cows fleeing a wildfire

Efforts Mount to Save Livestock From Wildfires

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The Dixie Fire, now the second-largest wildfire in...
black angus cattle

New USDA Competition Driver Applauded by Cattle Group

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The largest U.S. producer-only cattle trade association, R-CALF USA, applauded the July 9th announcement by Secretary...
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North American Meat Institute Provides Facts on Common Beef Market Myths

Press Release Provided by North American Meat Institute   In May, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) released a document to...
USCA Senior Policy Advisor Jess Peterson with Senator Tester (USCA)

USCA Applauds Bill to Establish Office of the Special Investigator for Competition Matters

Press Release Provided by US Cattlemans Association On June 11th, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and Mike Rounds (R-SD)...
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Importer-controlled Cattle Exceed Purchases in Domestic Negotiated Cash Market

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed its reapportionment of the National Beef Checkoff Program...
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Lack of Processing Hampers the Organic Meat Business

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Despite rising demand for organic meat, some California...
hemp field

Federal, State Regulatory Changes Impacting Hemp Industry Operators

By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With so much excitement surrounding the hemp industry around the country and hemp...
dry field climate change

Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance Members Testify on Opportunities to Tackle Climate Change

Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Federation Four witnesses representing the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance’s (FACA) founding organizations and co-chairs...
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Farm Bureau Welcomes Vilsack Appointment

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Noting the considerable challenges facing farmers and ranchers, the California Farm Bureau welcomed...
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Ranch Group Files Brief to Prevent the USDA from Preempting False Advertising Claims for...

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On December 7th, R-CALF USA submitted a motion to file a friend-of-the-court brief and a brief...
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USCA Comments on Latest Change to Packers and Stockyards Act

Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule to...
Agro Gold WS fertilizer

CDFA Issues Stop Use Notice and Statewide Quarantine on Organic Fertilizer AGRO GOLD WS

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced that...
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AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities

Press Release Provided by the American Feed Industry Association The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded the American Feed...