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girl with lamb at Kern County Fair
By Audrey HillStudent at Cal Poly Audrey Hill The Kern County Fair isn’t just a place where we can feel the rush of roller coasters that might have been put up just a little too fast or a place where we can eat copious amounts of fried food, it is...
Cattle
By Austin SneddenContributor, Valley Ag Voice Austin Snedden, Valley Ag Voice contributor. We know language is always evolving, and new words are being invented, that is why the dictionary gets updates. One of the more frustrating parts of an evolving language is not the new words, but rather a new...
bats
Marcia WolfeContributor, Valley Ag Voice Marcia Wolfe, Valley Ag Voice Contributor I do not want to talk about this. The COVID-19 disease media blitz is driving me nuts. It is the last thing I feel like writing about. It is on the news morning, noon, and night and even in...
farmworkers in a field
By Elizabeth BarravecchiaExclusive to Valley Ag Voice Elizabeth BarravecchiaOffice Managing Partner, Bakersfieldebarravecchia@hannabrophy.com Employers must be aware that on May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order creating a temporary, rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is work-related (industrial) for employees who meet specific conditions, discussed below.  This...
Cattle at auction
Reprinted with permission from Protect The Harvest The COVID-19 pandemic has brought worldwide turmoil and a broad spectrum of problems, from the physical effects the virus itself can have, to the financial struggles of millions - unemployed by widespread shutdowns. Add to this the unscrupulous animal extremist groups that are attempting to further their...
Pet eating foot. Dog and cat eats food from bowl
Press Release provided by Institute for Feed Education & Research First-of-its-kind research finds that U.S. pet food manufacturers not only provide balanced, safe meals for America’s dogs and cats, but also stimulate the overall agricultural economy through the purchase of ingredients, labor and services from related industries. The Institute for Feed Education and Research...
lettuce
By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from California FarmBureau Federation Markets for “more durable” produce items such as cabbage and kale have improved (Photo by ranmaru / Shutterstock.com) As some businesses are allowed to reopen under conditions intended to protect people from COVID-19, people...
Lake Isabella
Kern River Basin Snow Melt Underway By Steve LafondSpecial toValley Ag Voice I’m sure by now, many readers have noticed water is flowing again in the Kern River through the heart of Bakersfield. The sight of a “wet” river through town is not only visually pleasing and comforting, but the recharge...
Sierra Nevada mountains
By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California FarmBureau Federation  The return of drought to California has been widespread—58% of the state now experiences some level of dryness, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor—with extreme drought concentrated in 4% of the state, primarily in the northwestern region...
Assemblyman Rudy Salas
Press Release provided by Rudy Salas for Assembly 2020 Early in May, Assembly Bill 3205 (AB 3205), authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (DBakersfield), passed unanimously out of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. This bill establishes the Regions Rise Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic...
 

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