Sunday, September 25, 2022
cotton field

An Outlook on Cotton Demand and Profitability for 2023

By Melissa Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On August 16th, 2022, the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association hosted their 28th...
CAWG President Natalie Collins

CA Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President

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Press Release by CA Association of Winegrape Growers On July 27th, California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced the...
winegrape harvest

Grower Assessment Rate for 2022 Harvest

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Press Release by California Association of Winegrape Growers In July the Pierce’s Disease / Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Board (PD/GWSS Board) voted to...
Lower Monument Dam on the Snake River in Washington

NGFA Commends Senate for Passing WRDA 2022

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On July 28th, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the Senate for passing by...
citrus

CDFA Announces Vacancies on California Citrus Advisory Committee

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Press Release by California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the...
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NGFA Supports Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Introduced in the House

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On August 2nd, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended House Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads,...
US Capitol

National Nutrition Strategy, White House Nutrition Conference

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Press Release Provided by International Fresh Produce Association Recently the International Fresh Produce Association submitted an 8-point plan of recommendations illustrating how...
Friant-Kern water canal

Investments in Infrastructure and Water Resilience Projects to Help Secure California’s Water Future

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On August 11th, the Governor announced a water supply plan to adapt to California’s hotter...
Hens in livestock cages

Avian Quarantine in California

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On February 23, 2022, the California State Veterinarian Annette B. Jones D.M.V. imposed a...
grass growing

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
Temblor Brewing

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau August is the height of summer, and your local Farm Bureau is peaking...
mountain range

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers This summer I took a...
wheat field

Improved Wheat Market Has Farmers Eyeing Fall Planting

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After years of languishing prices, the mercurial rise...
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,...
calf

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...
canal

Statement on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Updated 2022 Water Supply Allocation for the Friant...

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Press Release Provided by Friant Water Authority On July 8th, the Bureau of Reclamation increased the 2022 water allocation for Friant Division...
almonds in tree

NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

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Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The...
cattle

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...
cattle

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...
dairy cows

California Dairy Families Partner With Feeding America and the California Association of Food Banks...

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Press Release Provided by California Milk Advisory Board With one in five Californians currently struggling with food insecurity, partnerships between farmers and...
Christina Millian

California Strawberries Celebrates the “Million Ways to Love Strawberries” with an ‘Apotheberry’ Experience Featuring...

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Press Release Provided by California Strawberry Commission On June 9th the California Strawberry Commission hosted an exclusive “Million Ways to Love Strawberries”...
Beer bottles

KCFB News: Executive Director’s Report

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Can you believe we are already in June? It appears as though we...
YF&R members with Steve Murray at Murray Family Farms

KCFB News: Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The pleasant spring weather gave...
Kevin Collins

Fresno Lays Claim to Title of California Garlic Capital

By Dennis Pollock, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation If you open your car window just a tad as you...
cotton

Water Shortage Limits More Cotton Acres As Price Surges

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...
cargo ships

Port Delays Worsen As Harvest of New Crops Approaches

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As ongoing port congestion and persistent shipping obstacles...
Bruce Fry examines chardonnay vines.

Deep Freeze Hammers Winegrape Farmers

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The 2022 vintage in some of California’s winegrape-growing...

Local Solutions Central to Water Forum

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Facing a third year...
elderly rancher

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

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...
Chas McPheeters

FFA State Finalists

By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A big congratulations to all FFA students and supporters who were recognized with an FFA...