Saturday, August 13, 2022
food

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

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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...
leafy greens

FDA Won’t Conduct Broad Sampling of Leafy Greens in the Salinas Valley in 2022

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not conduct broad sampling of leafy greens grown in...
walnuts

California Walnut Board Marketing Order Update: Status & Next Steps

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Press Release Provided by California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

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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

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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

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
frozen fruit trees

Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

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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...

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 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...
meat processing

FSIS Rescinds Mask Mandate for Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)...
chopped pig at factory

USDA Commits $215 Million to Enhance the American Food Supply Chain

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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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California Walnut Board Marketing Order Update: Status & Next Steps

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Press Release Provided by California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order...
Makenzie Neves

California Beef Council Announces New Producer Relations Manager

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Press Release provided by the California Beef Council  The California Beef Council (CBC), the marketing order representing California’s cattle ranchers and beef...
agriculture students in classroom

Western Growers Awarded $750,000 CDFA Grant to Develop Next-Gen Ag Workers Curriculum

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty...
grass fed beef burgers package

The Cattleman’s Corner: The Customer is Always Right

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice “The customer is always right” is an age old saying taught in business classes...
black angus cattle

Agreement Reached on Cattle Market Reform Legislation

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Press Release Provided by United States Cattlemen’s Association On November 9th, U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT),...
United States Department of Agriculture

Ranch Group Applauds Senate Reintroduction of OFF Act

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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

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By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation One day in early October, a group of University...
beef processing plant

USCA Address Mask Mandates for Independent Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattleman’s Association On September 10th, members of the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) Independent Beef Processing...
US Capitol Building

Cattle Group Issues Rebuke on Call for Regional Cash Market Minimums

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA In a white paper distributed in August to the U.S. Senate agriculture committee and other Senate...
Herd of cows fleeing a wildfire

Efforts Mount to Save Livestock From Wildfires

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

USDA Will Begin Issuing New Market Reports Following USCA Request for Greater Transparency

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that beginning Monday, August 9,...
water canal

National Coalition Presses for Water Supply Infrastructure

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition...
cows hanging in cold storage

North American Meat Institute Provides Facts on Common Beef Market Myths

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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

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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)...
almonds

USDA-NASS Forecasts Larger Almond Crop

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Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an...
cattle

Importer-controlled Cattle Exceed Purchases in Domestic Negotiated Cash Market

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed its reapportionment of the National Beef Checkoff Program...
cattle

Lack of Processing Hampers the Organic Meat Business

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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

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By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice With so much excitement surrounding the hemp industry around the country and hemp...
Insects on orange citrus trees orchard heavily infected with huanglongbing yellow dragon citrus greening plague deadly disease By Edgloris Marys

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

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Press Release Provided by the USDA On January 19th the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)...
volunteer in mask gives an elderly woman boxes with food

USDA Announces Continuation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, Fifth Round of...

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Press Release Provided by the USDA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an...