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parrots
By Marcia Wolfe, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Some years ago, I was sitting in my car at a curbside parking spot just east of Union Avenue waiting for a friend. It was a warm evening, and I had the window down when I heard the loud screeching sounds, mixed...
red globe grape, thompson grape in the plate
Press Release Provided by the California Table Grape Commission With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a positive season as the backdrop, the California Table Grape Commission revised its estimate for the 2020 table grape crop to 104.9 million 19-pound boxes, down from its April estimate of 106.5 million....
pistachios
Press Release Provided by the American Pistachio Growers Nut-loving consumers looking to lose a few pounds can feel better about keeping pistachios at hand as a result of a new study. The study, published in the July 20 issue of Nutrients, shows adding U.S. pistachios to the diet can contribute to weight loss, in...
Chris Dickson
By Sandy Mittelsteadt, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice It has recently come to my attention through Andrea Wright, an almond grower’s wife, that Bakersfield lost an outstanding Ag teacher named Chris Dickson last June.  Many of you may know the Dickson family or at least have heard of them, because...
Kern County Fair 2019
It is official: the 2020 Kern County Fair is cancelled. The virtual board meeting took place tonight over Zoom where board members were able to review monthly items and be available for any public comment or questions.This conclusion, however unfortunate, seemed the likely option since the county is only in Phase 2 of Governor Newsom’s Phase IV...
Morning Star fresh food truck
By Valley Ag Voice Staff It was already a very warm Saturday in July, but over 50 volunteers were setting up to distribute boxes of Fresh Food to over 600 families in need. Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry gathers the third Saturday of every month to pack and distribute...
Oranges afflicted with Citrus Greening Disease
By Jules Bernstein Reprinted with Permission from UC Riverside UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the...
farmers shaking hands in field
The Value of Your Membership By John MoorePresident, Kern County Farm Bureau Like most non-profits in 2020, the Kern County Farm Bureau is being forced to reimagine revenue streams to maintain its operational capacity. The Governor’s limits on social events and gatherings, which serve a critical...
farmers talking in barn
By Colleen TaberAdministrator, Kern County Farm Bureau Despite the chaos in society, the role of the Kern County Farm Bureau has not wavered. We continue to support our members by providing employer checklists, training documents, employer signage, virtual meetings and webinars. We also provide access to local, state, and...
Morning Star distributing food
By Lindsey MebanePresident, Kern County Young Farmers & Ranchers I think we can all agree that life looks a little different these days. Actually, that is probably a bit of an understatement. Life is a lot different, and I don’t know about you, but I would like it to return to normal. One thing...
 

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