Thursday, January 20, 2022
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,...
Debbie Jacobsen

Fresno County Farmer Debbie Jacobsen Honored for Distinguished Service

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Debbie Jacobsen, a third-generation farmer who became the first-ever female president of the Fresno...
A tractor fuels up at Terranova Ranch in Fresno County

Rising Prices Drain Farmers’ Pocketbooks

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The road to higher food prices begins at...
California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson, left, joins First Vice President Shannon Douglass, center, and Second Vice President Shaun Crook. Delegates to the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting re-elected the three statewide officers at their gathering in Garden Grove

Johansson, Top Two Officers Are Re-Elected for California Farm Bureau Federation

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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 Butte County olive and...
Almonds

Almond Conference Focuses on Growing Global Demand

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With water shortages, crippling port disruptions, soaring costs...
Orange in tree

Citrus Growers Welcome Rain and Anticipated Cold Weather

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Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual As rain and expected cold weather sweep through the citrus belt of California, growers are...
package of beef

National MCOOL Coalition

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Hundreds of Cross-Sectional Domestic Interests Call for MCOOL Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA “Securing Enactment of the American Beef Labeling Act of...
View of grain terminal through two linked hopper wagons

NGFA, NAMA Announce Food Safety Initiative with Railinc

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Press Release Provided by National Grain and Feed Association The National Grain and Feed Association and the North American Millers’ Association announced...
Freighter with colorful cargo

Western Growers Celebrates U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act...

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 on...
Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades Facility at Sylmar, California

State Water Contractors Respond to Initial Allocation of State Water Project Supplies

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced December 1st, that the initial allocation for...
State Water Project Drought Action Map

DWR Announces Initial State Water Project Allocation, Additional Actions to Prepare for Third Dry...

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On December 1st, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced its initial State...
groundwater

President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in December already with a new year just around the corner...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers I would like to congratulate our newly elected 2022 Kern County Young...
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),...
Jacob Villagomez

Jacob Villagomez Hired as Director of State Governmental Affairs

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Press Release Provided by California Citrus Mutual California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is proud to announce we have hired Jacob Villagomez as the...

Munn and Varga Receive WAKC Awards at 65th Annual Meeting

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By Jenny Holtermann, Executive Director, WAKC Press Release Provided by Water Association of Kern County The Water Association of Kern County was proud...
Constance Cullman giving presentation

Animal Food Equipment Sector Prepares for Emerging Safety Challenges

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Press Release Provided by AFIA Nearly 50 industry professionals gathered in New Orleans, La., in November to participate in the American Feed...
field being irrigated

California Agricultural Irrigation Association Update

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Press Release by California Agricultural Irrigation Association It was great to again hold the California Agricultural Irrigation Association (CAIA) fall meeting in...
Illustration of a Group of Kids Touring a Farm with Their Grandparents

New Promotional Opportunity for Agritourism Venues

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Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Foundation The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is looking for orchards, pumpkin patches, corn...

Champions Named at the 2021 Kern County Fair

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By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Between September 22nd and October 3rd of 2021 thousands of Kern County residents and...

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire. President, Kern County Farm Bureau It’s been a month now and I thought that I would break my normal...
Bounty of Kern County 2021

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Every year people all over the country gather on the third Thursday in...
gavel

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Now is your chance to get more involved, build your network, and...
Friant-Kern water canal

Reclamation Awards Construction Contract for First Phase of Friant-Kern Canal Repairs

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Construction to restore critical water supply infrastructure for San Joaquin Valley to begin by year’s end Press Release Provided by Friant Water...
cattle being roundedup

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...
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...
Patty Poire President, Kern County Farm Bureau

KCFB: President’s Message… An Introduction

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As John stated in his last President’s message, time sure does fly when you’re...
Elaine Trevino, chief agricultural trade negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative

California Farm Bureau President Praises Nomination of Elaine Trevino

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson today applauded President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate...
farm laborers

California Farm Bureau Reacts to State Senate Passage of AB 616

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed extreme disappointment at the actions of the...