Sunday, September 26, 2021
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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‘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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Are Meatheads Smarter Than Meat Producers?

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By Austin Snedden We may all have different opinions on unions, but we can definitely agree that some are more effective than...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Barbed Wire and Bailing Twine

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A cattle rancher’s day-to-day tasks run the gamut of job descriptions, a cattle rancher’s truck reflects those multitude of duties that may need to be undertaken. A rancher’s pickup truck is a masterpiece of functional chaos. From plumbing to fence repair, from mechanics to office work, my truck has it.

Young Farmers and Ranchers Promote Agriculture and Community at Local Farmers Market

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By: Valley Ag Staff. Farmer's market. Photo: Valley Ag Voice Growing strong and healthy communities is about more than just providing healthy...
Austin Snedden

OPINION: Trust the Experts?

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By: Austin Snedden Those of us who are producers in the agriculture industry are blessed to have some of the best colleagues...

June was Great Outdoors Month!

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On May 31, 2019, the US Senate issued a proclamation declaring June the Great Outdoors Month! What? Who knew? Did you...
Austin Snedden

The Cattleman’s Corner

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The tariffs that the Trump administration have proposed or imposed have created a lot of discussion in the agriculture community.The recent...
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U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan

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Press Release: Provided by the US Department of Agriculture (Release No. 0073.19) May 17, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...
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R-CALF USA Asks Court to Declare Beef Checkoff Practices in 15 States Unconstitutional

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PRESS RELEASE: Provided by R-Calf USA Billings, Mont. – Yesterday, R-CALF USA, through its attorneys, filed documents in the federal district court...
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USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted By Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

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Press Release: Provided by USDA (Release No. 0078.19) Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced...
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Diverse Bee Forage Could Lead to Good Honey Crop

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By: Christine Souza The California Farm Bureau Federation May 15th, 2019 It’s a “mixed box” when it comes to beekeeper expectations regarding this season’s...