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By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The history of people in positions of power asking the commoners to do things they aren’t willing to do themselves is not new. We are often enthusiastic to put “commoners” in power because we feel they share a common bond with us. Political revolutions have historically been led by people that the...
California Governor Gavin Newsom
Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Actions in a widened drought emergency order issued today by Gov. Gavin Newsom will provide some short-term benefit through voluntary water transfers and exchanges in parts of drought-stricken California, the California Farm Bureau said, while the organization expressed concern about emergency powers granted to the state water board and re-emphasized the need...
Klamath River end at the Pacific Ocean, view from the Klamath overview in Klamath, California
Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On May 10, 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom announced the expansion of his April 21 Emergency Drought Proclamation to include the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed Counties. Stopping short of a full statewide drought declaration, today’s emergency drought proclamation now places 41 counties under a drought state of emergency, representing...
Friant-Kern Canal in California
Press Release Provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado In late April, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after her bill, SB 559—the State Water Resiliency Act of 2021—was approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee by a 6-0 vote: “We are on the verge of a global food crisis and Californians can avoid by learning from the crisis...
almonds
Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an increase in the California almond crop. The USDA-NASS 2021 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.2 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 3 percent from last year’s 3.12 billion-pound crop. Forecasted yield is...
Garces FFA Banquet
By Jordan Van Skike, 2021–2022 FFA Chapter Reporter, Garces Memorial High School May 13th marked the Garces Memorial FFA’s second and a half annual FFA banquet. Last year the event was downsized to a drive-through due to COVID-19, but even then, the chapter made the best of it. This year, however, the chapter was able to hold an all-out award...
Jose Ramirez and Andy Anzaldo
Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company Wonderful® Pistachios, long-time supporter of championship boxer Jose Ramirez, is proud to sponsor him in the ring once again as he faces Josh Taylor on May 22 for the junior welterweight unification title, Ramirez’s biggest fight yet. If victorious, Ramirez would become the first Mexican American junior welterweight boxing champion and only the...
Stewart and Lynda Resnick
Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company During her May commencement address to the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes of California State University, Fresno, Lynda Resnick – philanthropist, vice-chairman and co-owner of The Wonderful Company – is unveiling a new, $1 million fund that she and her husband, Stewart Resnick, established to inspire students to do local community service. The $1...
The Wonderful Agency’s Chief Creative Officer, Margaret Keene
Press Release Provided by The Wonderful Company The Wonderful Company, the privately held, Los Angeles-based company dedicated to harvesting health around the world, announced that Margaret Keene has joined as Chief Creative Officer of the Wonderful Agency, the in-house, full-service advertising and marketing agency that services its wide range of iconic brands. Keene will start in her new role on...
strawberries
Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation A newly released Department of Pesticide Regulation report should ease concerns of California consumers unsure about pesticide residues in fresh fruits and vegetables. The 2019 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report shows that 96 percent of fresh-produce samples collected by DPR scientists in 2019 had either no detectable pesticide residues, or amounts below...
 

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