Sunday, September 26, 2021
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New USDA Competition Driver Applauded by Cattle Group

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The largest U.S. producer-only cattle trade association, R-CALF USA, applauded the July 9th announcement by Secretary...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: One Man’s Trash

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My grandfather would say in reference to the challenging short grass country that our family...
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COMMENT: Grazing Provides Important Service on Public Lands

By Zippy Duvall President, American Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Take a drive through the countryside in...
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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...
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USCA Statement on Meatpacking Lobby’s Report on “Beef Market Myths”

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Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen's Association Regarding the report being circulated on Capitol Hill by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)...
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)...
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Sheep Ranchers Face Drought, Wage Issue

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation   Parched pastures have forced many sheep ranchers...
Paisley Williams and her dairy goat, Twinkle, focus in on the judge during a showmanship class at the Kern County Fair

Livestock Show is A-Go, but 2021 Fair is Cancelled

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On Monday May 17th, the Kern County Fair Board met to decide the fate...
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Bureau of Livestock Identification to Lower Inspection Fees

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Press Release provided by California Department of Food and Agriculture CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock Identification (BLI) will lower inspection fees by 10...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Park It

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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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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...
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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...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Drafting Genetic Quality in You

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A lot of parallels can be made between a professional sports team drafting new...
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Imports of Cattle and Beef Hit Historical High in 2020

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) recently released cattle and beef trade data for December provide...
A farm in the San Joaquin Township in the 1850s

The Impact of Fencing on California Agriculture

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the most popular themes in classic cowboy...
man in medical gown takes samples of biological material in cows

USCA: “The Enormity of Loss Associated With a Potential Outbreak of FMD Within the...

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On January 5th 2021, the United States Cattlemen’s Association submitted comments on the Petition...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Cattle Need More Flex

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice From a plane window, thirty thousand feet above the ground, one can take in...
Workers handle meat organizing packing shipping loading at factory plant.

Lack of Processing Slows Local-Meat Sales

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With business booming for small meatpackers and...
Painting of a Vaquero roping cattle during 1830s Spanish California.

From the Beginning: Agriculture was Bakersfield’s Cornerstone

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum The southern San Joaquin Valley first came into European...
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Ranch Group Files Brief to Prevent the USDA from Preempting False Advertising Claims for...

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On December 7th, R-CALF USA submitted a motion to file a friend-of-the-court brief and a brief...
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USCA Comments on Latest Change to Packers and Stockyards Act

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule to...
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USCA Supports a Beef Checkoff Program Accountable to the Producers It Intends to Serve

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Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) supports a Beef Checkoff program that is accountable...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Kern County Cattleman and Cattle Try to Keep America Great Again

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On October 14, 2020 in Fallon, Nevada, approximately 700 ranchers and patriots gathered from...
Close up of a couple of cattle on a Mexican farm

USCA Sends Letter Over Concerns with Mexican Beef

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Press Release Provided by US Cattlemen’s Association On September 8th, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to leaders at...
Salt lick on the water barrel, the cow enjoys this special treat

The Cattleman’s Corner: Sometimes It Takes Unconventional

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice When you are forty miles from town and a sixty-year-old galvanized tank is leaking water...
girl feeds a horse sitting outdoors in the tall grass

KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Lindsey Mebane, President, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Fall is upon us and busy seasons seem to be the norm...
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Carrots Put Kern on the Map

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum I was on a remote trout stream in Colorado a few years ago when...
Silhouettes of cows in a sunny summer evening against mountains in a field with long grass

USDA Announces Changes to Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance...
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USCA, NFU, and Others Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

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Press Release Provided by the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On Wednesday July 1st, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), National Farmers Union (NFU),...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: There Aren’t Enough Hands For Your Style of Cowboyin’

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By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice Have you ever worked cows with someone that has only worked with big crews? They dive...