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Press Release: Provided by California Citrus Mutual On May 8th, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that they are going to begin the cancellation process of chlorpyrifos. The statement cites scientific findings that chlorpyrifos poses serious public health and environmental risks to vulnerable communities. “The decision to ban chlorpyrifos is not surprising...
Did you know that the Bible is the best selling book in all of history? It is also one of the most controversial books ever written. Revered by Christians all over the world as God’s holy Word, the Bible crosses centuries of history and has a variety of literary styles. Is it just a collection of stories...
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Kern County Water Agency Responds to the Governors Water Resiliency Portfolio The Kern County Water Agency (Agency) supports the effort to develop a Water Resiliency Portfolio and will work with the Newsom administration to develop this new approach. “We believe the governor’s new approach will result in the kind of water system improvements necessary to bring California’s aging water infrastructure...
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Press Release:  Provided by The Almond Board of California May 10, 2019 MODESTO, Calif. – (May 10) – For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record California almond crop for the upcoming production year. According to the NASS 2019 California Almond Subjective Forecast issued today, California almond...
Kern River Canyon Bakersfield California
Numerous Challenges Await Kern River Group as Kern River Snowmelt Surges May 20, 2019 As of midnight, May 19, 2019, Isabella Reservoir storage stands at 338,527 acre-feet, 60% of the full lake capacity of 568,075 acre-feet. The US Army Corps of Engineers, the entity responsible for the operation and maintenance of Isabella Dam, has established a maximum pool level for Isabella...
chlorpyrifos
Press Release: Provided by the California Environmental Protection Agency May 8, 2019 SACRAMENTO – In a move to protect workers, public health and the environment, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the...
Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region
Press Release:  Provided by The US Bureau of Reclamation May 22, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation Wednesday issued updated Central Valley Project South-of-Delta allocations for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects ongoing water supply improvements due to the latest series of storms. With this month’s update, South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors’ allocations are increased to 70% of their...
Vineyard
This Year’s Release of the 2017 JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon Marks a Remarkable 30-Year Milestone Crafting One of the Nation’s Most Popular Luxury Red Wines Press Release: Provided by the Wonderful Company PASO ROBLES, Calif. (May 14, 2019) – As one of the pioneers producing luxury Bordeaux-style blends in the Paso Robles, California wine region, today JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery commemorates the...
Shafter Camp 1939” Photo: Dorothea Lange. U. S. National Archives
By: Mike McCoy Kern County Museum Providing housing for seasonal agricultural workers has been a traditional obligation of the employer or at least an expectation by the work force. Historically, the United States has managed worker housing from something as simple as providing an outbuilding or camping space all the way to developed company towns. Some of these communities went on...
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Press Release: California Farm Bureau Federation May 17, 2019 The California Farm Bureau Federation supports President Trump’s removal of steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexican and Canadian imports and urges swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. “With Canada and Mexico agreeing to lift their retaliatory tariffs on many California agricultural products, it will provide a boost in exports and have a...
 

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