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Newsom Approves Bill and Pushes Environmental Responsibility to Plastic Producers

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It is not a mystery that packaging and foodware quality directly impacts the freshness...
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Governor Newsom Signs CCA-Sponsored Bills

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Press Release Provided by California Cattlemen’s Association August 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he had signed two CCA-sponsored bills, Assembly Bill...
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WAKC Hosts Water Legislative Update

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On July 26th, 2022 the Water Association of Kern County held a Water Legislation...
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Newsom Warns of Water Woes As Delta Debate Roils

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Gov. Gavin Newsom sounded an alarm last week as he announced...
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Crops Fallowed, Herds Reduced as Drought Deepens

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...
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Investments in Infrastructure and Water Resilience Projects to Help Secure California’s Water Future

Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On August 11th, the Governor announced a water supply plan to adapt to California’s hotter...
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Western Growers Praises Governor Newsom’s Bold Water Supply Strategy for California

Press Release Provided by Western Growers In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Water Supply Strategy that was announced on August 11th, Western...
Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier on the West False River

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Future Drought Salinity Barriers

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

Conservation Goals Leave Many Farmlands Out

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Michael Machado’s farmland is in no danger of...
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$193 Million in Grant Funding Now Available for Water Infrastructure and Resilience Projects

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Grant Program Guidelines and...
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KCFB News: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW, here we are in June where half of the year has come and...

Local Solutions Central to Water Forum

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Facing a third year...
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Is Newsom’s Executive Order a Moratorium on Well Drilling? Here’s the Background Causing the...

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...
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DWR Releases Funds for Repairs of the Friant-Kern Canal

Press Release Provided by CA Department of Water Resources With California now in its third year of drought, collaboration among state, federal...
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State Water Contractors Respond to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Requiring Public Water Agencies to...

Press Release Provided by the State Water Contractors On March 28th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring urban public water agencies...
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California State Senate Confirms Nicole Elliott as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control

Press Release Provided by Department of Cannabis Control Nicole Elliott was confirmed today as Director of the California Department of Cannabis Control...
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KCFB President’s Message April 2022

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

Hurtado Attends Historical Groundbreaking of Construction On Friant-Kern Canal

Press release provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado On January 25th, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after attending the historical...
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Innovative Solar Project Awarded State Funds: DWR Funds Turlock Irrigation District to Install Solar...

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

By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With unprecedented scientific research on both cannabis and hemp-derived cannabinoid occurring at universities...
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California Farm Bureau President Comments on Gov. Newsom’s Budget Plan

Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson offered the following comments on January 10th, on...
A proposal to halt pending lawsuits that stem from the 2019 biological opinions issued by fisheries agencies, seeks a cease-fire to the litigation and allows the Biden administration to begin a new set of biological opinions.

Judge Reviews Biological Opinions in Water Dispute

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A federal judge is...
Julie Henderson

Julie Henderson to Lead Department of Pesticide Regulation, Ushering in New Era for Safer,...

Press Release by California Department of Pesticide Regulation Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Julie Henderson as director of California’s Department...
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Hemp on the Horizon: What’s Going on in 2021 and Beyond

By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California and Hemp have a complicated relationship. According to the California Department of...
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N95 Mask Access for Workers While Fires Still Burn

Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California This has been another rough fire season in California, with blazes up and...
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Temporary Power Generators Now Online to Support California’s Electricity Grid

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources Four temporary mobile emergency power generating units totaling 120 megawatts (MW) deployed by...
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Governor Newsom Signs CCA-Sponsored SB 332

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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State Seeks Public Comments on Draft Groundwater Management Principles and Strategies Related to Drinking...

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board have...

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere and the start...

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...