Friday, June 24, 2022
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...
DAIRY TOUR

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers It had been several years...
cattle auction

Bill Would Remove Regulatory Barrier to Financing of Processing Facilities

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

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On March 31st, R-CALF USA is calling on Congress to cease consideration of the Cattle Market...
cow

Senators Release Updated Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act

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...
groundbreaking ceremony

DWR Releases Funds for Repairs of the Friant-Kern Canal

Press Release Provided by CA Department of Water Resources With California now in its third year of drought, collaboration among state, federal...
California State Capitol

State Water Contractors Respond to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order Requiring Public Water Agencies to...

Press Release Provided by the State Water Contractors On March 28th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring urban public water agencies...
walnuts

California Walnut Board Marketing Order Update: Status & Next Steps

Press Release Provided by California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order...
eggs being packed at Hi Desert Egg facility

Easter Tradition No Longer a Major Driver for Selling Eggs

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The Easter egg hunt may still be a...
Mile Muzio

Precipitation Prediction with Miles Muzio

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By Melissa A. Nagel, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On February 23, 2022, the Water Association of Kern County (WAKC) hosted a lunch...
almond blossom

KCFB Executive Director’s Report: Spring Forward—and Away We Go!

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau Just a couple of weeks ago we set our clocks an hour ahead...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers prepare to plant this year’s...
cattle grazing

Ranchers Hope for a Wet ‘Miracle March’

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After two dry months, the next few weeks...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

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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 California is progressing toward...
organic farming

Regenerative Farming Brings Animals Into Orchards

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By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
frozen fruit trees

Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Tim Taylor walked one of his almond orchards...
fresh beef

OPINION: Beef Packers and Allies Urge Congress to Do Nothing in Face of Broken...

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 Op-ed By Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA Large beef packers and their allies are fighting to hold...
meat processing

FSIS Rescinds Mask Mandate for Processing Facilities

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Press Release Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association On March 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS)...
freight train

NGFA and TFI Urge Biden Administration To Work With Canada to Ease Supply Chain...

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Press Release Provided by National Grain and Feed Association In a March 7 letter to President Joe Biden, the National Grain and...
Brent Reed

Brent Reed Joins Scythe & Spade As West Coast Regional Manager

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Led by a Seasoned Veteran and 3rd-Generation Californian, Scythe & Spade expands their presence in the West Press Release Provided by American...
woman holding walnuts

California Walnut Board Marketing Order Update: Status & Next Steps

Press Release Provided by California Walnut Board The California Walnut Board (CWB) has been actively working to update the Federal Marketing Order...
judge with gavel

Judge Sides with DWR, Rejects Plaintiffs’ Challenge to Extension of State Water Project Contracts

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Press Release provided by State Water Contractors On March 9, 2022, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Hon. Kevin R. Culhane handed down his...
water storage

California Water Commission Increases Potential Funding for Seven Storage Projects

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Press Release Provided by Association of California Water Agencies The California Water Commission has increased the potential funding amounts for the seven...

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Apply by April 29 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

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Press Release Provided by American Farm Bureau Federation The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to...
basque dinner group at Wool Growers restaurant

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Timothy Collins, Chair, KC Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers started...