Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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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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KCFB News: Young Farmers & Ranchers

Timothy Collins Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers By Timothy Collins, Chair, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers I would like to take...
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Guide to Bidding at a Live Auction 

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Live auctions with a good auctioneer are exciting and usually the best way to...
flooded farmland in Tulare California

Farmers Brace For More Destruction, Losses From Floods

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Months of heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding...
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Tulare Citrus Farmers Battle Mud, Debris

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter, Tulare County Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Growers in Tulare County normally would be enjoying...
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State Water Board Weighs Status of Six Aquifer Plans

Christine Souza, Assistant Editor Ag Alert Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Local agencies for six...
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Court Agrees with Farmers On Water Quality Rules Cases

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A Sacramento appeals court has sided with...
Emily Rooney

Emily Rooney Named to DWR Task Force

Reprinted with Permission from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) The Department of Water Resources (DWR) selected Ag Council President Emily Rooney...
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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...
cotton

Despite More Water, Most Field Crop Plantings to Drop

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Having more water this year has not...
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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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Giumarra Companies’ Kristina Lorusso Discusses Citrus Outlook

By Melissa De Leon Chavez Reprinted with permission from AndNowUKnow  The Golden State has seen more weather in previous months than in recent...
John DArrigo

Western Growers to Honor John D’Arrigo at the 2023 Annual Meeting

Press Release Provided by Western Growers  During its quarterly Board Meeting, the Western Growers Executive Committee announced it will bestow D’Arrigo Bros....
farmland irrigation

CDFA Now Accepting Applications for The Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (WETA)

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting...
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Eating Almonds Before Meals Improved Blood Sugar Levels in Some People with Prediabetes

Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California   Two new research studies1-2with almonds, one conducted over three days and the...
flooded vineyards

COMMENTARY: How Managing Flood Flows Can Help Rescue Aquifers

By Thomas Harter, Mallika Nocco, Isaya Kisekka, and Helen Dahlke Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation As a changing climate...
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Shameless Faith

By Joshua Stevens, Faith Contributor, Valley Ag Voice And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel...

Kern’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan Deemed Inadequate

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Trouble is brewing. Early in March, California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its decision...
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Celebrating Cotton Candy Grapes

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Congratulations to IFG, International Fruit Genetics LLC, for celebrating 20 years of the Cotton...
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Bipartisan “Farm Team” Listens

Caroline Webby, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The House Committee on Agriculture hosted the first official listening session Tuesday, February 14th, 2023, at...
Northern California flood - Yolo Bypass Area

KCFB: President’s Message

WOW, here we are in April and just finished March, which had more atmospheric river events. I am writing this article...
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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 While the rain and snow...
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The Cattleman’s Corner: (OPINION) Newsom and California Legislature: Dumb as a Post or Pro...

By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice There are certain things that have such a strong...
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CDFA Releases Manure Recycling And Innovative Products Task Force Report

Press release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture On March 10th, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...
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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....
California High-Speed Rail

Hot Mess Express is Theme of Latest High-Speed Rail Report

California Senate Republicans Double Down on Calls to End Failed Project amidst Price Increases, Building Delays, Broken Promises SACRAMENTO – Today, the...