Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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....
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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...
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New State Report Finds Vast Majority of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in CA Meet...

Press Release Provided Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today released a 2020 report finding that the...
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DPR Announces Public Workshops on Development of Statewide Pesticide Application Notification System

Press Release Provided Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will hold three public workshops on Nov. 7,...

How to Become a Crop Duster

By Jon Slikker, Jr., Aerial Applicator, Vince Dusters Crop Duster—today we love to be called a Crop Duster. When you go into...
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State Invests $1.78 Million to Fund Projects that Promote Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

Press Release by California Department of Pesticide Regulation  On August 11th, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced $1.78 million in...
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KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
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KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau August is the height of summer, and your local Farm Bureau is peaking...
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DPR Opens $4.65 Million Grant Application Process to Fund Innovative Solutions Supporting a Transition...

Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today opened the application period for the...