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Farm flock losses climb as avian flu outbreak spreads 

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Despite on-farm biosecurity efforts to protect the...

California’s Battle Against Oriental Fruit Fly and Avian Flu Escalates

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s fruit and poultry industries are facing serious production strains due to two distinct, flighted...
CALIFORNIA DAIRIES INC MILK PRODUCTS

California Dairies Inc. Invests in Kern County

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A new dairy bottling facility in Bakersfield, which broke ground in 2021, is proceeding through...

Tulare County Continues Dairy Digester Project Amidst Proposed End to Climate Crediting 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Dairy digesters are most prominent in California, hosting 227 projects that capture methane from 255...

OPINION: Progress?

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I was recently at a meeting where a panel of genetic lab vendors were...

Climate Change Initiatives Alter Dairy Industry Forefront

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice With dairy at the forefront of the Central Valley’s top commodities, the regulations dairy producers...
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USDA Pushes New Regulations for Organic Livestock, Poultry 

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice On Oct. 25, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reached a final ruling on the organic...
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Dairy Dominates in Central Valley Commodities

Kern crop values drop by 7%, Tulare hits record high. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Tulare County claimed the top spot as...
David Poncetta and his wife at the 2023 Person of the Year Award dinner.

Kern County Fair Honors Long-standing Ag Leader

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The Kern County Fair honored David Poncetta of Poncetta Farms and Livestock at Thursday's Person of...

Buyer 9 Leaves Rooms for a Replacement  

Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice   The importance of understanding American food systems has been recognized by the masses over the...

OPINION: Balancing Industry Strength and Individual Producer Vitality

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It is important that we recognize that the strength of an industry is vital...

Kern County Fair Exempt From Prop 12

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Ahead of the Kern County Fair, 4-H and other youth programs are preparing livestock for exhibition....

House Members Oppose EATS Act in Farm Bill 

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice More than 150 Congress Members spoke in opposition to the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression Act on...

SoCal Edison Hires Goats to Prevent Wildfires  

The utility company will clear 15 acres of brush from surrounding powerlines.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Over 400 goats from Chasin...

Seed Stock Royalty

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Purebred cattle are often perceived as “royalty” compared to their commercial...

U.S. Cattle Producers to Discuss Beef Checkoff Program, Public Lands Rule In Reno

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) will meet in Reno, Nevada...

Ag Digest: Animal Welfare Labeling, Cattle Shortage, and Legislative Battles

Top Agriculture Stories This Week.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  Recent events in the agricultural industry have heightened tensions among Central Valley...
World Ag Expo

Seminars on Soil Health, AgTech, International Trade, and More Published by World Ag Expo

By Brian Milne, Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Holloway Group World Ag Expo is still eight months away, but...
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U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Applauds Introduction of DRIVE Act

Press release provided by U.S. Cattleman’s Association On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, Representative Josh Brecheen (R-OK), a fourth-generation rancher and former trucking...
cattle auction

Guide to Bidding at a Live Auction 

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Live auctions with a good auctioneer are exciting and usually the best way to...
truck hauling manure

CDFA Releases Manure Recycling And Innovative Products Task Force Report

Press release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture On March 10th, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...
packaged beef

USDA Answers Usca Petition; Proposes To Close “Product of The U.S.A.” Loophole

Press release provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On March 6th the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rulemaking to...
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OPINION: Still Waiting for Country of Origin Labels on Beef

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It seems absurd that we are still talking about this, but lobbying power has...
packaged beef in store

USCA Joins Large Coalition Urging Enactment of The American Beef Labeling Act

Press release provided by the US Cattleman’s Association On January 10th, 50 cattle, farm, rural and consumer groups sent a joint letter...
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Minnesota Court Folds Large Retailers into Packer Antitrust Suit

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA  Several large retailers and wholesalers (including Sysco, US Foods, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Albertson, Associated Grocers, Subway, SuperValu,...
carrot on a stick

The Cattleman’s Corner: The Carrot on a Stick

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice We have all heard the saying, and probably many...