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Kern County Animal Control Makes Felony Arrest

Contact Person:
May 8, 2012

Kim Rodriguez Public Information Officer 661-333-8210

Bakersfield, CA At Approximately 2:33 pm today, Kern County Animal Control Officers, with the 597(b) crimes against animals.

Animal Control Officers received a complaint regarding a home in the 1100 block of Dixon Avenue.

When officers arrived and attempted to investigate, they were denied access by the resident.

Officers returned later with a search warrant to enter the premises and check the welfare of the animals.

Upon entering the premises, officers found a number of animals including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and a rat and snake to be underweight, injured and ill.

The animals were seized and transported to the Kern County Animal Shelter.

All animals from the property are being medically evaluated and treated by the Kern County Animal Control Medical Team.

The case is still under investigation and additional charges could be filed.

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Kern County Animal Control is one of the largest organizations in the Central Valley that rescues, houses and cares for some 32,000 lost and abandoned animals annually, enforces animal-related laws and acts to prevent cruelty to animals..
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USDA and Cotton in Kern CountyLyle CarterAgricultural Engineer (Retired)USDA, ARSCalifornia Cotton Printed HistoryC.S.CappCollection, 1872Topics to Cover•World and US history•California history•Kern county history•Formation of the Cotton Research Station•Station campus in the 1920’s•Impact of station on cotton•Station lifeWorld•Cotton came from the East (?)•Europe: “a treasure from the changed history–Cotton promoted colonization–Cotton challenged Wool•US: cotton molded the South–Gin elevated cotton to world marketCottonOld Southern Definition•“Cotton is the overcoat of a seed that is planted and grown in the southern states to keep the producer broke and the buyer crazy ..
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.•The fiber varies in color and weight and the man who can guess the nearest the length of the fiber is called a cotton man by the public, a fool by the farmer and a poor business man by his creditors …”Cotton in California•Cotton is not a tradition•Influence of California Missions•Influence of Civil War•Influence of California LegislatureCalifornia Legislation PrizesState Agricultural Committee Fair•1856 -$75 prize for best acre

•1858 -$25 for best

acre•1859 -$50 for best acre

•1863 -Prize system totaling $15,000•1865 -$3000 for 1st100 acres•1870 –Last prizeKern County Cotton•1862 –First Record of cotton grown•1863 –Kern Island growers•1865 –Kern Island Courier reports •1865 –First gin•1865 –Prize award controversyCotton Research in California•Why was it needed?–Cotton industry languishing in California–Market for quality cotton established–Markets on the east coast–Another war!Cotton Research in California•A new Concept–One Variety District•Aid for marketing•Concentrate research efforts•“Jump start” an industryBill Camp Initiates Program•Arrived with 32 cotton varieties •1917: First field tests –Cedar and 24th, Bakersfield•Experimental Plantings–from Imperial to Sacramento Valleys–Success with big bolledcottons –Prompted idea of a Research StationOrigins of “Acala”•Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico–Singleplant with large bolls and quality lint•Acala, Chiapas, Mexico–Small field similar to Ocosingoplant–Selections made in Texas and Oklahoma–Shafter seed from USDA, Clarksville, Texas•Acala 8 Acala MexicoAcala,MexicoCloseupAcala MexicoAcalaNative Mexican Tree CottonEarly Years of Acala, 1906-19Pima Cotton, late 1920’sFred Herbert, BreederThe Station Sited•W.B.Camp chose the area for the site•40 acres from Kern County Land Company–Nov 9 1921;

Agreement Authorized–Nov 30 1921; Agreement signed by USDA–Perpetual lease for $1 per year–Open prairie or pasture?The Station Develops•1922 to 1926 Kern County Allocated $7,500–Office, employee dwelling, implement shelters•300 foot length fields delineated –Labeled A, B, C, & D•40 foot wide plots established = 1/4thacre•Gravity flow concrete irrigation system–Valve number used to specify field location Adobe OfficeKern County Experimental FarmReservoir in the 1960’sEntry and Office Before 1952Employee Housing 1923Bunkhouse and Guesthouse1923Additional Land•Kern County Land two 10-acre adjacent field to Kern Co.•Origin of fields E and F–1926:

Transfers title to original 40 acres–Total Cost

$12,000 for the total 80 acres–USDA continues lease for $1 per year •The So.-40 purchased 1951 by Kern County–Included in $1 leaseARS Station & Research Leaders•W.

B.Camp–1922 -1934•George Harrison–1934 -1952•John Turner–1952 -1967•H.B.

Cooper–1967 -1976•Lyle Carter–1976 -1988•Lloyd Elliott–1988 –1990•Claude Phene(interim)–1990 -1992•John McLaughlin–1992 -1998•Lyle Carter (interim)–1998 –2000•Michael McGuire–2000 -WB Camp photoW.B.Camp1STStation DirectorAcala P18California Acala Series The Beginning: 1922 to 1925•W.B.Camp, first director–Continues work started in 1917•Station becomes center of cotton research–Named “US Experimental Farm”•Agronomy and breeding/selecting–Acala 8, Durango and many others•Acreage increased from 50,000 to 129,000•Value increased from $2.8 to $10.3 million1925: Crucial DecisionsLegislative One Variety Law•“An act to provide for the growing of one variety or species of cotton, to wit: Acala in certain prescribed and defined districts in the State of California: to prohibit the picking of any variety or species other than known as Acala in such districts, prohibits possession within such districts of cottons other than that known as Acala … penalty for violation of this act.”April 30, 1925The One Variety Idea•Old idea to encourage quality and profit–Uniform product from an area–Basis of a reputation–Simplified marketing–Remove stigma of “foreign” or mixed quality•Promoted by Dr.

O.F.

Cook,

USDA•Supported by U.C.ProfessorsBreeding for One Variety Law•USDA exclusively responsible for breeding–Defined “Acala”•University of California cooperator–Agronomy and Entomology•Farm Bureau responsible for increasing seed–Formed the F.B.Planting Cottonseed Distributors•Seed release decisions:

USDA and UC1926: First Reorganization•California Planting Cottonseed Distributors–Management of seed a burden for Farm Bureau–A cooperative of all California

cotton growers–Responsible for increase of parent seed–Responsible for distribution of seed–Responsible for
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