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Newsom’s ‘Salmon Strategy’ Prioritizes Fish Runs

Dam removals are underway in California. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first strategy to restore the...

Ag Groups Take on CA Climate Regulations

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agriculture and business groups are suing California over two climate disclosure laws signed by Gov....

Newsom’s Budget Proposal Gives $33 Million to DPR 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced his 2024-25 state budget proposal, reflecting $18.4 billion in budgetary reserves...

CARB Postpones Enforcement of Zero-Emission Trucks

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Air Resources Board will not be enforcing reporting requirements for high priority...
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Ag Policies Taking Effect This Year

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the new year approaches, several finalized actions determined by Governor Gavin Newsom will...
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Central Valley Ag Faces New Regulations, Corporate Takeover

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s agri-business landscape is undergoing another regulatory shift after a series of bills were signed from...
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Governor Newsom Signs Multiple Ag Bills

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills in October, finalizing several key pieces of agricultural legislation. The...

End of Legislative Session Brings Changes for Farmers

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation By Caleb Hampton, Assitant Editor, Ag Alert A number of new state laws are...
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California Water Rights: SB 389 Signed, 2 Bills Stall

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Increasing state interest in water rights claims resulted in three proposed bills meant to change the...
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Latest Ag Bills Signed by Governor Newsom

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom has signed multiple bills ahead of the Oct. 14 deadline, with a particular...

Ag Bills on Newsom’s Desk

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Following the close of legislative sessions on Sept. 14, Governor Gavin Newsom has several pieces of...
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Kern River Water Continues to Flow to The California Aqueduct; Reservoir Expected to Fill...

Kern River Watermaster updates Greater Bakersfield Chamber on Kern River.  Natalie Willis, Valley Ag Voice  On June 2, the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce...
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ACWA Supports Newsom’s Leadership on Streamlining the Delivery of Critical Infrastructure Projects

Press release provided by Association of California Water Agencies Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Dave Eggerton released the following...
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President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Today is April 5th, a lovely spring day of 65 degrees in Kern County....
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COMMENTARY: How Managing Flood Flows Can Help Rescue Aquifers

By Thomas Harter, Mallika Nocco, Isaya Kisekka, and Helen Dahlke Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As a changing climate...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: (OPINION) Newsom and California Legislature: Dumb as a Post or Pro...

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things that have such a strong...
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COMMENTARY: Despite deficit, state must invest to protect farming

By Christopher Reardon, Director of Government Affairs for the California Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As...

UC ANR Expands Expertise for Climate Change, Economic Development With New Hires

By Pamela Kan-Rice Press release provided by the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources continued...

California Unveils Plan to Sustainably Manage Pests and Eliminate High-risk Pesticides by 2050

Press Release provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation On January 26th, the state joined leaders from a diverse range of...
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Statement of Western Growers on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap

Press Release provided by Western Growers With the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap designed to identify, prioritize and...
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State Agencies Fast-track Groundwater Recharge Pilot Project to Capture Flood Waters for Underground Storage

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is partnering with the State Water...
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KCFB: President’s Message: Welcome to 2023! Hope that you and your families had a...

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau I was going to start by saying Happy New Year to 2023 but I...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are at the end of 2022 and beginning to look forward to...

KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau November is the month of Thanksgiving; however, it is unclear if the legislative session...

COMMENTARY: When a Governor Has Substantial Concerns With a Bill, He Usually Vetoes the...

By Chris Micheli, Aprea & Micheli Inc., and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of...

Newsom Approves Bill and Pushes Environmental Responsibility to Plastic Producers

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It is not a mystery that packaging and foodware quality directly impacts the freshness...