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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Noting the considerable challenges facing farmers and ranchers, the California Farm Bureau welcomed the appointment of Tom Vilsack as the next U.S. secretary of agriculture. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Vilsack to return to the office he occupied from 2009-17. “Given all the stresses placed on the food and agricultural system by the...
Assemblymember Rudy Salas presents a bill to California Assembly
AB 56 Creates Historic Reforms to Improve Accountability and Protect Against Fraud Press Release Provided by Assemblymember Rudy Salas On the first day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 56, which will overhaul the Employment Development Department (EDD) to speed up and simplify unemployment insurance claims, protect Californians from identity theft, stop rampant fraud...
California Farm Bureau Federation building
Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Calling for “farmer-led solutions” to issues confronting agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson pledged the organization would respond to state government actions on the pandemic, climate change and other policies. Speaking to members via webcast from the Farm Bureau building in Sacramento during the 102nd California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Johansson...
judges gavel scales of justice and law books
Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On December 7th, R-CALF USA submitted a motion to file a friend-of-the-court brief and a brief to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to prevent the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) from being interpreted to govern both beef labeling and beef advertising, which the ranch group says would severely limit state’s...
cattle eating hay
Press Release Provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule to ensure fair trade and competitive marketing of livestock and poultry. The rule clarifies the types of conduct prohibited by the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act and sets forth several criteria the Secretary of Agriculture will consider when determining whether...
Agro Gold WS fertilizer
Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced that a Stop Use notice and statewide quarantine have been issued for the organic fertilizer product AGRO GOLD WS to all organic operations registered in California. CDFA lab analysis of the product detected the presence of Diquat and Glyphosate,...
cows
By Austin Snedden, Ranching Contributor, Valley Ag Voice When most people hear about “pairing” they think of matching wine with food. I recently learned that someone that matches the wine selection to the food selection is called a sommelier. My hearing isn’t fantastic and my sophistication level is very low, so when my buddy casually mentioned a sommelier I pretended...
flour hemp seeds oil and cannabis leaves
By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice As growers, operators and entrepreneurs in the cannabis and hemp space have experienced immense change over the course of 2020, the new year holds immense uncertainty but presents the potential for a stronger economic outlook for those who are holding tight in a rapidly shifting legal and regulatory environment. Recent developments across...
Almond research
Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $5.9 million dollars in 85 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. With this commitment, the California almond community has invested $89 million in research since 1973 to build a foundation of knowledge on responsible farming practices, food quality and...
Jason Resnick
Press Release Provided by Western Growers Western Growers’ veteran Jason Resnick has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Over the past 17 years, Jason has demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to Western Growers and our membership and has provided indispensable counsel to the senior leadership team throughout his tenure with the organization,” said Western Growers President & CEO Dave...
 

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