Sunday, June 16, 2024

Revised State Budget Cuts $500 Million for Water Storage, Sites Reservoir Slowly Inching Forward

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the state budget plan released on May 10, aims...

Legislators Advance Agricultural Bills

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Legislators in California introduced 2,124 bills in Feb. — 1,505 in the Assembly and 619...

Save Foods Pre-harvest Treatment Approved by DPR 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  In March, Save Foods received regulatory approval for its pre-harvest treatment product — FieldProtect— supporting its expansion...

California Moves Closer to Banning Paraquat

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In continuity with efforts to reduce pesticide usage in California, the Assembly Committee on Environmental...

EPA’s Draft Herbicide Strategy Faces Criticism 

Over 200 agriculture groups oppose the agency’s early mitigation strategy.   By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release...

Kern County Farm Bureau Teaches Growers to ‘Spray Safe’

By Valley Ag Voice Staff Kern County Farm Bureau’s 18th Annual Spray Safe Event kicked off at 7 a.m. on Jan. 19...

Newsom’s Budget Proposal Gives $33 Million to DPR 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced his 2024-25 state budget proposal, reflecting $18.4 billion in budgetary reserves...

Central Valley Ag Commissioners Implement Pest Management Solutions  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice During his afternoon training session, Rufus diligently sorted through a mixture of packages, easily detecting...

18th Annual Spray Safe Event Underscores Continuing Education  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Kern County Farm Bureau is hosting its 18th annual Spray Safe Event on Jan. 19...

Top 10 Most Common Pesticide Violations  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has several rules ranging from worker safety to drift, but mistakes...
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DPR Proposes New Regulation, Community Members Push for Pesticide Notification

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed a regulation to notify the public prior to...

New Post-harvest Fungicide Anticipates Registration by 2026

First use of cyproconazole for green mold and sour rot in citrus. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A serving of mashed potatoes...

Ag Bills on Newsom’s Desk

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Following the close of legislative sessions on Sept. 14, Governor Gavin Newsom has several pieces of...
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Strict Pesticide Regulations Considered by Senate 

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The deadline for each legislative house to pass bills is approaching on Sept. 14 before an...

Study Recommends Phased Increase of the Mill to Ensure Sufficient Funding for Department of...

The mill, a fee paid by pesticide retailers or manufacturers when a pesticide is first sold in California, has not increased...
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New Report Finds 97% of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in California Meet Pesticide Safety...

By Julie Henderson, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation Press release provided by CA Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide...
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President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Today is April 5th, a lovely spring day of 65 degrees in Kern County....
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Pesticide Use Declines in California, Newly Released Data Confirms

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released its annual Pesticide Use...
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Commentary: Sustaining Food Production Is Key To Pesticide Policy

By Scott Dahlman, State Director of Government Affairs for Crop Life America Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation On Jan....
dry field in Klamath Basin

COMMENTARY: Despite deficit, state must invest to protect farming

By Christopher Reardon, Director of Government Affairs for the California Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As...

California Unveils Plan to Sustainably Manage Pests and Eliminate High-risk Pesticides by 2050

Press Release provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation On January 26th, the state joined leaders from a diverse range of...
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Statement of Western Growers on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap

Press Release provided by Western Growers With the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap designed to identify, prioritize and...
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Farmers Get Help Transitioning to Organic

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation If it weren’t for his “dumb mistake,” Sonoma...

New Online Pesticide-use Course Aims to Protect Water Quality

By Cheryl Reynolds, Interactive Learning Developer, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Reprinted with Permission from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Did you know...

DPR Mill Fee Design Concepts Released for Feedback

Press Release by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation On December 2nd, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released a Mill...
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Amazon Will Pay State Nearly $5M for Illegal Pesticide Sales in California

Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has reached a multimillion-dollar legal agreement with...