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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
Temblor Brewing

KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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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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KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers This summer I took a...
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Potential Merger is Good News for Central Valley Table Grape Growers

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By Melissa Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice  In a deal announced earlier this year, Special New Fruit Licensing (SNFL)—a global leader...
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OPINION: Cattleman’s Corner: Catalytic Converter Policy: Today’s California in a Single Example

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice My sister recently had her catalytic converter stolen, adding her to the ranks of...
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Driverless Tractor Future May Be Arriving

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By Kevin Hecteman Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation This is not your grandfather’s Farmall tractor—because this...
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Improved Wheat Market Has Farmers Eyeing Fall Planting

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After years of languishing prices, the mercurial rise...
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Worries of Milk Price Drop Weigh on Dairy Farmers

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By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With milk prices reaching record-high levels this year,...
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Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Legislation in Nearly Unanimous Vote

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Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considered S. 3870, the...
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‘Steady’ Melon Crop Is Ready for Summer

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau  As this week’s Independence Day holiday approached, watermelon farmers...
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Rain Bird Agriculture Launches S5 Smart Spacing for Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline

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The custom dripline product saves water, energy and labor Press Release Provided by Rain Bird Agriculture Rain Bird Agriculture, a leading manufacturer and...
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Statement on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Updated 2022 Water Supply Allocation for the Friant...

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Press Release Provided by Friant Water Authority On July 8th, the Bureau of Reclamation increased the 2022 water allocation for Friant Division...
Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier on the West False River

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Future Drought Salinity Barriers

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to better prepare for future drought conditions in the face...
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

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Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The...
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Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

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Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
Dana Brennan

Grimmway Farms Appoints New Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

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Press Release Provided by Grimmway Farms In furthering its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Grimmway Farms has appointed Dana Brennan...
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The Wonderful Company Opens Application Window for $1 Million Central Valley Community Grants

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Grants Build on Company’s Commitment to the Health and Well-Being of Local Communities and Supports Innovative Work at Schools and Nonprofit...
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12 Central Valley High School Students Receive Wonderful College Scholarships

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Annual Program Has Directed Over $25 Million for More Than 2,300 Scholarships, Aiming to Break Down Barriers to Higher Education for...
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Agriculturalists Offer Input on the 2023 Farm Bill

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With Congress set to...
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DPR Opens $4.65 Million Grant Application Process to Fund Innovative Solutions Supporting a Transition...

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

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By Joseph Delgado, Guest Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It’s that time of year again! Pools are full, fireworks fill the sky,...
Friant-Kern Canal

The Vision of the Water Blueprint—Growing the Valley’s Water Future

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Fights over water have played an important part in the history of California. And today...
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‘From the Field’ Video Series Discusses Many Challenges Growers Are Faced With This Season

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Holloway-produced Web Series Talks to Industry Experts About Overcoming Water Issues, Soaring Input Costs and Market-related Hurdles By Brian Milne, Vice President,...
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The 52nd Anniversary of Mule Days

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By Audrey Hill, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Mule Days is truly a one-of-a-kind event. Every Memorial Day weekend since 1970, the small...
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KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau As the United States of America is nearing its 250 years in existence (a...
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KCFB: Executive Director’s Report

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By Romeo Agbalog, Executive Director, Kern County Farm Bureau The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has...
TEMBLOR BREWING

KCFB: Young Farmers & Ranchers

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Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers The Kern County Young Farmers...
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2022 Miss Rodeo Glennville Pageant

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By Elizabeth Vaughn, Copy Editor, Valley Ag Voice  If you’ve ever been a part of a rodeo, you know the abundant amount...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: Extremely Different but Exactly the Same

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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice I have had the privilege of being able to travel around much of the...
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Cattle Ranchers, Land Trust Unite to Save Rangelands

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By Edgar Sanchez, Reporter for Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Carefully steering an all-terrain vehicle, Scott Stone recently...