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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...
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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...
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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...
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State Water Board Adopts Delta Curtailments

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The California State Water...
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COMMENTARY: Who’s Actually Leading the State’s Water Infrastructure?

By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California has been a state for nearly 200 years. One might think by now...
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Rural California Hammered as Drought Spreads

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert With depleted reservoirs and...
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Governor Newsom Expands Drought Proclamation to Include Nine New Counties as Drought Conditions Persist...

This Second Expansion of the Emergency Drought Proclamation Now Covers 50 out of California’s 58 Counties and Calls for a 15%...
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Wildfire Insurance Legislation Heads to the Governor

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation A bill that would allow California’s insurer of...
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DWR to Use Innovative Airborne Tech to Map State’s Groundwater Basins

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is using an innovative, helicopter-based technology...
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Senate Bill 419 Puts Central Valley Workers Out of Work

By Robert Acosta, PCL Construction California’s Central Valley has some of the highest unemployment rates in the state and it’s the reason...
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Construction Begins on Emergency Drought Barrier in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources In response to worsening drought conditions in California, today the Department of...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Park It

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The history of people in positions of power asking the commoners to do things...
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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...
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SWC Response to Governor Newsom’s Expanded Drought Proclamation and New Drought and Water Resilience...

Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On May 10, 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom announced the expansion of his April 21 Emergency...
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Irrigation Districts Look to Transfers as Water Dwindles

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With very little water to spare this drought...

Agriculture and Business Coalition Challenges Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los...
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Ongoing Litigation Muddies State’s Water Outlook

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Amid long-term forecasts...
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Executive Order Aims to Conserve Land, Biodiversity

By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A new California Biodiversity Collaborative will help determine...