Sunday, September 25, 2022
Vard Terry

Holloway President Vard Terry Retires After 50 Years of Service

Part of three generations of Holloway employees, Terry celebrated 50 years of service on Dec. 18; He will remain with company...
Brent Reed

Brent Reed Joins Scythe & Spade As West Coast Regional Manager

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

Hurtado Attends Historical Groundbreaking of Construction On Friant-Kern Canal

Press release provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado On January 25th, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after attending the historical...
Lindsey Mebane

Profiles in Ag: Lindsey Mebane

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Growing up a fifth-generation cattle rancher on her family’s cow calf operation in San...
Billy Barnes

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

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...
POM wonderful pomegranate juice

The Pomegranate: Fruit of Myth and Legend

By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world,...
Makenzie Neves

California Beef Council Announces New Producer Relations Manager

Press Release provided by the California Beef Council  The California Beef Council (CBC), the marketing order representing California’s cattle ranchers and beef...
Cattle graze the land at Hearst Ranch in San Simeon

Ranch-to-customer Market Boosts Hearst Ranch Beef

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

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Debbie Jacobsen, a third-generation farmer who became the first-ever female president of the Fresno...
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

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...
In the middle, Vard Terry Sr. is pictured with Harvey, left, and Al Holloway, right

Holloway Congratulates President Vard Terry for 50 Years of Service

Part of three generations of Holloway employees, Terry celebrates 50 years of service, starting with the company back on December 18,...
California wildfire

Senator Grove Co-Sponsors Proposal to Increase CAL FIRE’s Staffing to Prepare for the Wildfire...

Press Release Provided by Senator Shannon Grove Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) is co-sponsoring a bipartisan budget proposal with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg)...

Amanda Griffin Appointed as USHBC and NABC’s First-Ever Vice President of Engagement & Education

Press Release Provided by U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and North American Blueberry Council (NABC) have appointed...
Port of Los Angeles

Providing Relief for Kern County’s Agricultural Exporters while Holding the Biden Administration Accountable

By Congressman Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Leader and Representative for California’s 23rd Congressional District For months, there has been a crisis at...
Justin Bennett

Mazzei Names Justin Bennett VP of Engineering and Operations

Press Release Provided by Mazzei Injector Company Mazzei Injector Company is pleased to announce that Justin Bennett has been promoted to Vice...
OPEC oil cans

McCarthy Joins Congresswoman Miller and 143 Colleagues Calling on Biden to Combat Rising Gas...

Press Release Provided by the Office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Congresswoman Carol Miller (WV-03) urged President Biden to...
Sara Oliver

Grimmway Promotes Sara Oliver to Chief People Officer

Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms Grimmway Farms is proud to announce Sara Oliver as Chief People Officer (CPO), a new position...

Salas Champions Biomass Bill to Improve Air Quality & Produce Renewable Energy

AB 322 will direct more funding to innovative, new bioenergy projects in California Press Release Provided by Assemblymember Rudy Salas Assemblymember Rudy Salas...

KCFB President’s Message: Back to the Basics

By John Moore, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Every late April to early May marks the commencement of the south valley’s row...

KCFB Executive Director’s Note

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau As a country, we find ourselves in extraordinary times amidst this unprecedented global...
woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot

More Farm Employees Receive Vaccinations

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation COVID-19 vaccination efforts have picked up steam in...
Keri Morelli

Grimmway Welcomes Keri Morrelli As Product Innovation & Development Director

Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms  Grimmway Farms is pleased to welcome Keri Morrelli as Product Innovation and Development Director. Joining the...
Assemblymember Rudy Salas presents a bill to California Assembly

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

AB 56 Creates Historic Reforms to Improve Accountability and Protect Against Fraud Press Release Provided by Assemblymember Rudy Salas On the first day...
Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Salas Advances Bill to Bring Economic Stability and Investment to the Valley

Press Release provided by Rudy Salas for Assembly 2020 Early in May, Assembly Bill 3205 (AB 3205), authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas...
Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Salas Holds Ceremony Honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families

Press Release Provided by Assemblymember Rudy Salas On November 2nd, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Gold Star mothers and families at the...
farm to fork

Farm Bureau Celebrates at the Bounty of Kern County

On Saturday October 12th the Kern County Farm Bureau celebrated their annual Bounty of Kern County at the Kern County Fairgrounds. This year the Farm Bureau’s Executive Director Ariana Joven was able to obtain a who’s who of local and state leaders in agriculture to share with attendees.

Our Leaders’ Thoughts and Memories on the Kern County Fair

CONGRESSMAN KEVIN McCARTHY “I always look forward to the Kern County Fair, a wonderful annual event that brings our community together, and...

California Finishes Session with Anti-Farm Worker Legislation

Last week, the California legislature finished session with a flurry of bills passing the House, Senate, and being signed into law....