Sunday, June 16, 2024

Commentary: Ranchers Blindsided By ‘Conservation Lease’ Scheme

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation By Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm...

Seed Stock Royalty

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Purebred cattle are often perceived as “royalty” compared to their commercial...

Farmers Take Action in Washington

Originally published in July 2023 print edition. Press Release Provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation More than 150 farmers and ranchers from...
yearling male wolf being released to the wild

Wolf Program to Pay Ranchers for Livestock Impacts

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As a sheep and cattle rancher who’s...
California papaya farmers

CDFA Announces Awards For $12.8 Million For the California Underserved and Small Producer Grant...

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Office of Farm...
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KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Kern County Young Farmers &...
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OPINION: Still Waiting for Country of Origin Labels on Beef

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It seems absurd that we are still talking about this, but lobbying power has...
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Building a Better Ranch with Ranchbot

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Those who have worked in ranching know the time it takes and the importance...
California wildfire

The Cattleman’s Corner: OPINION: Misdiagnosis

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Misdiagnosis is something we generally think of when referring to the medical field, but...
Carrie Lawson Robertson

Agriculture in the Classroom Program Honors ‘Outstanding Educator’

Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation A middle school teacher in Los Angeles who introduces urban students to farming and...
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KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Young Farmers and Ranchers...
Trelawney Bullis

YF&R Member Tracks Water Supplies, Groundwater Rules

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation (This is the first...

KCFB President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW! It’s been one year for me as President of the Kern County Farm...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Terminal Force

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The cattle industry in general has a magnetic force towards terminal traits. It is...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Breeding for the Exceptional, or Breeding for Consistency

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice In every Breeding 101 or genetics class in almost every animal agriculture college, academia...
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Cattle Ranchers, Land Trust Unite to Save Rangelands

By Edgar Sanchez, Reporter for Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Carefully steering an all-terrain vehicle, Scott Stone recently...
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Ranchers Hope for a Wet ‘Miracle March’

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After two dry months, the next few weeks...
Lean Six Sigma

The Cattleman’s Corner: Politics Aside, Is it Effective?

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice OPINION: Judicious businesses are regularly evaluating whether the things they are spending time and...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Ranch Magnetism

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are folks that have an unavoidable magnetism, or...
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...
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Agriculture Faces Host of New State Laws in California

By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and ranchers will find themselves subject...
Jamie Johansson

Johansson Calls for Protecting Agriculture

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At the top of Jamie Johansson's Christmas wish...
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Mobile Meat Processing Aids Small Ranchers

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As someone who opened a new mobile slaughter...
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California Farm Bureau Hails Critical Investments in Infrastructure

Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson applauded members of Congress for passing the Infrastructure...

Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, but many of us are...
“Champion Basquaerie Marsous, Great Pyrénées” (Edwin Megargee)

Man’s Best Friend…On the Farm

By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum  Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum Anyone who has owned a country house or lived...