Sunday, September 25, 2022
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Politics Aside, Is it Effective?

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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

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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

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Press Release provided by the California Beef Council  The California Beef Council (CBC), the marketing order representing California’s cattle ranchers and beef...
field workers

Agriculture Faces Host of New State Laws in California

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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

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation At the top of Jamie Johansson's Christmas wish...
meat processing

Mobile Meat Processing Aids Small Ranchers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As someone who opened a new mobile slaughter...
US Capitol

California Farm Bureau Hails Critical Investments in Infrastructure

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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

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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

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

The Cattleman’s Corner: One Man’s Trash

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By Austin SneddenRanching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My grandfather would say in reference to the challenging short grass country that our family...
cows grazing at sunset

COMMENT: Grazing Provides Important Service on Public Lands

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By Zippy Duvall President, American Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Take a drive through the countryside in...
rancher tending grazing sheep

Sheep Ranchers Face Drought, Wage Issue

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation   Parched pastures have forced many sheep ranchers...
California farm

Farm Bureau President Urges Additional Flexibility in Conservation Programs

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Land that produces food and farm products also provides crucial conservation and climate benefits—and...
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Lack of Processing Hampers the Organic Meat Business

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Despite rising demand for organic meat, some California...
field workers

California Farm Bureau Supports Reintroduction of Agricultural Immigration Bill

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Saying it would provide mutual benefit for farmers, ranchers and their employees, the California...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Drafting Genetic Quality in You

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice A lot of parallels can be made between a professional sports team drafting new...
A farm in the San Joaquin Township in the 1850s

The Impact of Fencing on California Agriculture

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the most popular themes in classic cowboy...
cattle drive

The Cattleman’s Corner: Cattle Need More Flex

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice From a plane window, thirty thousand feet above the ground, one can take in...
Workers handle meat organizing packing shipping loading at factory plant.

Lack of Processing Slows Local-Meat Sales

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  With business booming for small meatpackers and...
young woman farming

KCFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

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By Allie Cushnyr, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers A new year, a new officer team, and we are looking forward...
Painting of a Vaquero roping cattle during 1830s Spanish California.

From the Beginning: Agriculture was Bakersfield’s Cornerstone

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By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum The southern San Joaquin Valley first came into European...
rancher sitting with cows

Farmers, Ranchers Celebrate Defeat of Split-roll Tax Measure

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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Crediting a unified effort by California farmers, ranchers and their organizations, California Farm...
Donald Trump, Jr.

The Cattleman’s Corner: Kern County Cattleman and Cattle Try to Keep America Great Again

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On October 14, 2020 in Fallon, Nevada, approximately 700 ranchers and patriots gathered from...
forest fire

‘Just Relentless’: Wildfires Scorch Ranches, Forests

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By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert As crews continue to...
family riding horses

To the American Rancher

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By Marisol Tarango Reprinted with Permission from R-Calf USA Dear Retired Ranchers, I know that ranchers really never retire, that you keep going until...
rancher feeding cattle

Be Thankful, Be Wary, and Be Wise

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KERN COUNTY FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE By John MoorePresident, Kern County Farm Bureau As we stumble through a challenging year with an ever-distressing...
old farming trailer

The Cattleman’s Corner Trailer Lights, Tape Measures, and Other Mysterious Things

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By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things in life with just no explanation. Sure, humanity has tackled some big...
dairy farmer and cows

California Farms and Ranches Work to Keep Food Plentiful and Safe

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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation People can be assured farmers and ranchers are continuing to ship food and farm...
black angus cattle on ranch

The Cattleman’s Corner: Selecting Cattle to Fit Economics

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By Austin Snedden Contributor, Valley Ag Voice For the last 50 years in the cattle industry, various traits have been emphasized and de-emphasized,...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Pay Attention To Whose Tail You Are Following

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By Austin Snedden I have always figured the best way to learn about cattle conformation and structure was to follow a big...