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Tomato Cage with Flame Skimmer
By: Marcia Wolfe Valley Ag Voice Sitting at the table on the back patio I can see just part of the backyard rimmed by pine trees, hawthorn, willow, eucalyptus, and the liquid amber trees. They bound the west and north side of the pool. A couple of weeks ago I was eating lunch at the patio table when I first saw...
reaching for sky
By: Sandy Mittelsteadt, Valley Ag Voice Going to the eye doctor is necessary if you need glasses to help your eyesight. You sit in the chair for your eye exam, answering the doctor’s question of which one is better, and then receive an eyeglass prescription. You pick out your glass frames and come back in a week to pick them...
farm worker
By: The Staff Valley Ag Voice Preliminary numbers are in and Kern County’s unemployment rate is down nearly 2% in April of 2019. The numbers show Kern’s unemployment rate sits at an estimated 8.4%; in March the unemployment  rate stood at 10%. According to data released from the California Employment Development Department Farm Jobs lead the way with an increase of...
Walnuts
Press Release: California Farm Bureau Federation May 23, 2019 Expressing appreciation for the Trump administration’s broadened programs to ease the impact of retaliatory trade actions on American farmers, the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation reiterated the need to resolve the disputes at the root of the issue. CFBF President Jamie Johansson was in Washington, D.C., today when the administration announced...
local grower Holly King with President Trump
Press Release:  Provided by The Almond Board of California May 23, 2019 MODESTO, Calif – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced almonds will be included in the administration’s new trade mitigation package. This package aims to continue support of farmers and ranchers impacted by delayed negotiations and trade disruption with China. Almond Board Chair Holly A. King is attending a briefing...
agriculture products ready for shipping
Press Release: Provided by USDA (Release No. 0078.19) Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American...
bees
By: Christine Souza The California Farm Bureau Federation May 15th, 2019 It’s a “mixed box” when it comes to beekeeper expectations regarding this season’s honey crop. Some beekeepers report that winter weather brought plenty of forage for honeybees to feast on this year, and others say uneven citrus bloom in some areas may affect honey production. Although no formal statewide honey production figures...
California Golden Trout
PRESS RELEASE: California Department of Fish and Wildlife May 3, 2019 The Kern River Hatchery has reopened to the public with a bold and innovative new mission: to raise the Kern River rainbow trout and stock the native fish throughout the Kern River Basin where anglers will have a chance to catch it. New facilities recently constructed at the Kern River Hatchery...
CDWR staff conduct the May 2019 snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo: CDWR
Press Release:  Provided by The California Department of Water Resources May 02, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the fifth and final Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 47 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 27.5 inches, which is 188 percent of average for this location....
 

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