Wednesday, February 28, 2024

National Fallout of California’s Ag Regulations 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice  As the global agricultural leader with over 400 commodities, California has a major influence over...

Reclamation Announces Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocations

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2024 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors. Wet...

Newsom’s ‘Salmon Strategy’ Prioritizes Fish Runs

Dam removals are underway in California. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first strategy to restore the...

Valadao Calls for Increased Water Storage Ahead of Major Storms  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As a pair of atmospheric storms near California, Congressman David Valadao addressed the House Floor...
Friant-Kern Canal

Staring Down a Third Strike 

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics  The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) has presented a new and different set of challenges...
US Capitol Building

22nd Congressional Candidates on Central Valley Ag  

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  The race for the 22nd district seat includes incumbent Congressman David Valadao (R), Chris Mathys (R), Senator...
US Capitol Building

20th Congressional Candidates on Central Valley Ag 

By Valley Ag Voice Staff  With the 2024 March primaries quickly approaching, the Valley Ag Voice sent questionnaires to the candidates of...

Healthy reservoir levels offset scant snowpack depths 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Unlike early 2023, when nonstop atmospheric river...

Wet Winter Heightens Potential Almond Disease Outbreak

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice An unusual disease outbreak is afflicting California almonds on top of an already tumultuous market....

Kern County Ag Feels the Pinch as Land Values Drop 

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Despite the recent 2023 Land Value summary from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing that...

The Involuntary Agreement

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Many of California’s native fish species are in serious trouble. They face significant population decline,...
Kern River Canyon Bakersfield California

Water Digest: Battles Defining Local Agriculture  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Agricultural water supplies continue to face hurdles in the Central Valley, ranging from potential Tulare...

Johansson urges support to sustain farms 

By Peter Hecht, Chief Editor of Publications, California Farm Bureau Federation  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  California Farm Bureau...
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California Dairies Inc. Invests in Kern County

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A new dairy bottling facility in Bakersfield, which broke ground in 2021, is proceeding through...

California Irrigation Districts Agree to Conserve 643,000 Acre-Feet for Lake Mead

Farmers compensated for not farming. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice On Wed., the Biden Administration announced a series of agreements with...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

Ag Policies Taking Effect This Year

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the new year approaches, several finalized actions determined by Governor Gavin Newsom will...

The Need to Do Your Homework and Carry a Big Stick

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Farmers’ water rights have been under attack for decades now. The list of acronyms is...

Mulkay Receives WAKC Awards At 67th Annual Meeting

Press release provided by the Water Association of Kern County BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Water Association of Kern County proudly presented its...

CAFF Hosts Small Farm Tech Expo in Fresno

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In partnership, the Kearney Agriculture Research and Extension Center and the Community Alliance with Family...

Floodwaters on farms help boost aquifers 

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation The historically wet winter early this year...

Sites Reservoir on fast track for final legal green light 

By Caleb Hampton, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert   Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation   After decades of discussions and delays, a...
man pulling carrots from field

Grimmway and Bolthouse Drop Adjudication, Carrot Boycott Continues

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In 2021, Grimmway and Bolthouse Farms jointly filed a groundwater adjudication in the Cuyama Basin,...
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Central Valley Ag Faces New Regulations, Corporate Takeover

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s agri-business landscape is undergoing another regulatory shift after a series of bills were signed from...

Groundwater Trading–Distraction or Puzzle Piece?

Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Most groundwater agencies in the southern San Joaquin Valley are racing against time to present a...
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California Water Rights: SB 389 Signed, 2 Bills Stall

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Increasing state interest in water rights claims resulted in three proposed bills meant to change the...
Gavin Newsom speaking at a podium. 9/2020

Latest Ag Bills Signed by Governor Newsom

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Governor Gavin Newsom has signed multiple bills ahead of the Oct. 14 deadline, with a particular...