Sunday, September 25, 2022
dairy cows

Worries of Milk Price Drop Weigh on Dairy Farmers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With milk prices reaching record-high levels this year,...
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Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Legislation in Nearly Unanimous Vote

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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considered S. 3870, the...
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Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Extremely Different but Exactly the Same

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I have had the privilege of being able to travel around much of the...
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Cattle Ranchers, Land Trust Unite to Save Rangelands

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By Edgar Sanchez, Reporter for Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Carefully steering an all-terrain vehicle, Scott Stone recently...
Mark Parsons and Dan Hay

Basque Sheep Camp Coming to the Kern County Museum

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Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum  Basque immigrants from the Pyrenees mountains of France and...
elderly rancher

R-CALF USA, MO Rancher Launch “No Rancher Left Behind” Campaign

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA R-CALF USA has announced the launch of “No Rancher Left Behind,” a rancher/farmer conversation and awareness...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Do It Yourself and Find Out

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are a fair amount of folks that have been managed by someone who...
cattle auction

Bill Would Remove Regulatory Barrier to Financing of Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On April 8th, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the Amplifying Processing...
calves feeding

Two New Cattle Market Studies Validate Ranch Group’s Call for Meaningful Congressional Action

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On March 31st, R-CALF USA is calling on Congress to cease consideration of the Cattle Market...
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Senators Release Updated Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 28th, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Ron...

EHV-1 Outbreak in Southern California

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By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1), a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses, is sweeping...
cattle grazing

The Cattleman’s Corner: The Perfect Cow is Somewhere in the Middle

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The types of cattlemen fall somewhere along a bell curve; the vast majority are...
pork in grocery store

‘Narrow’ Ruling On Pork Law Does Not Apply To Producers

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By Ching Lee Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Legal challenges by grocers, restaurants and retailers...
Billy Barnes

RENEGADE ROUND-UP: Bakersfield College Animal Science Institute Naming Honors Memory of Professor and “Pork...

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By Cheryl Scott, BC Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Scott BC Foundation Executive Director The memory of Billy Barnes, beloved Professor of Animal Science and former...
cows

The Cattleman’s Corner: Ranch Magnetism

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are folks that have an unavoidable magnetism, or...
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...
farm animals

Fauna Friends: Sophia & Gabriella Camou

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Sophia CamouGabriella CamouSophia, age 14, has been showing for 5 years. Sophia has shown market goats, sheep, and Pygmy goats. Daily chores...
World Ag Expo Back in AgTion

World Ag Expo 2022

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Press Release Provided By the World Ag Expo Spaces are marked, pavilions are built, and World Ag Expo® is ready to be...
packaged beef in grocery store

White House Launches Action Plan To Restore Competition in the U.S. Cattle Industry

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Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On Monday January 3rd, the Biden-Harris Administration published its Action Plan for a Fairer,...
Tim and Jenny Holtermann

Agriculturalists From Kern and Sonoma Counties Win Young Farmers & Ranchers Awards

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation A Kern County couple who has expanded their almond business to include direct-to-consumer sales...
Cattle graze the land at Hearst Ranch in San Simeon

Ranch-to-customer Market Boosts Hearst Ranch Beef

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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 Just off Highway 1,...
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),...
meat processing

Mobile Meat Processing Aids Small Ranchers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As someone who opened a new mobile slaughter...
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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association

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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association With only hours to spare, Congress on September 30th passed legislation to avoid a government...
cows roaming a trail

Cattleman’s Corner: Cow Trails

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Of all the great philosophical arguments, and all the dominating current events, I feel...
Fresh meat on a conveyor belt

Minnesota Federal Court Denies Packers’ Motion to Dismiss Cattle Antitrust Cases

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R-CALF USA and Other Plaintiffs’ Case Proceeds to Discovery Press Release Submitted by R-Calf USA Today, the Federal District Court for the District...
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,...