Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Ag Groups Take on CA Climate Regulations

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agriculture and business groups are suing California over two climate disclosure laws signed by Gov....

KCFB: Young Farmers and Ranchers

By Christine Johnson, Chair, Young Farmers & Ranchers  Whether you realize it or not, you are impacting the next generation. For better...

CARB Postpones Enforcement of Zero-Emission Trucks

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Air Resources Board will not be enforcing reporting requirements for high priority...
farmer in field inspecting irrigation

USDA Opens Risk Coverage Enrollment for 2024 Crops

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that agricultural producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s...

The Involuntary Agreement

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Many of California’s native fish species are in serious trouble. They face significant population decline,...

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers 

By Christine Johnson, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers  Greetings and Happy New Year! I am honored to have been elected...

Commentary: New mandates on transportation take effect in 2024 

By Katie Little, Senior Policy Advocate, California Farm Bureau  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California farmers and ranchers are...

CA Farm Bureau Recognizes Local Ag Leaders

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The California Farm Bureau boasted a series of recognitions to local agricultural industry leaders spanning Kern...

KCFB: Young Farmers and Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers I have been honored to chair the Kern County Young Farmers &...

Arvin High School Receives Donation for Outdoor Learning Space 

Press release provided by AgWest Farm Credit  Tulare, California – Arvin High School, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, serves...

Mulkay Receives WAKC Awards At 67th Annual Meeting

Press release provided by the Water Association of Kern County BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Water Association of Kern County proudly presented its...

Commentary: A flood of specialty-crop imports hurts U.S. farmers

By Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation There is a quiet battle being...

Groundwater Trading–Distraction or Puzzle Piece?

Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Most groundwater agencies in the southern San Joaquin Valley are racing against time to present a...

Auction Angels Supports Over 20 Student Exhibitors, Gives Back to Community

Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The Kern County Fair season came to a close in early October, leaving plenty to...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers and Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers have been busy this fall with several events...

Cotton Crop Suffers 11.4% Decline Amidst Lygus Infestation, Tulare Lake Flooding

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Faced with an abnormally wet year, California cotton is down 11.4% from last year’s crop, making...

Kern Enters State Agreement for Huanglongbing Detection

California citrus navigates invasive insects, decreased volumes. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Kern County's Agriculture and Measurement Standards Department proposed a cooperative...

Ventura County Orders Citrus Quarantine

Citrus pests decrease production in California. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture ordered a quarantine for...

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers recently toured Montana Ranch and Cattle just...

Commentary: Precision Agriculture Tech Needs Broadband Access 

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  By Bernt Nelson, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation  Farming is truly a special walk...

Almond, Walnut Exports to Benefit as India Lifts Tariffs

Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  India has formally removed retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. farm products that made...

Buyer 9 Leaves Rooms for a Replacement  

Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice   The importance of understanding American food systems has been recognized by the masses over the...

Small, Post-harvest Community Gathers in Visalia 

Limited post-harvest technologies result in citrus fruit decay.  Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice After harvest, crops undergo a detailed post-harvest process to...

Water Politics Alter California’s Ag Future

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Since its implementation in 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has monopolized California’s political landscape, propelling...

Exhibitors and Entertainers Prepare for Kern County Fair

By Audrey Hill, Valley Ag Voice The Kern County Fair is approaching fast! The 12-day event will start on September 20 and...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers I have written in previous articles about how the Young Farmers &...