California Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau sets policy agenda at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Administration undermines H-2A with union focus

A key principle of laws protecting workplace rights of employees is that they should have a free and unfettered choice of whether they want union representation or not. California Farm Bureau has long supported this... more »

California growers react to India’s plan to end tariffs on apples, nuts

India’s agreement to remove retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. farm products is seen as a positive development, but with some trade impacts remaining, farmers and agricultural exporters say it may take time to regain market... more »

California diesel phaseout worries compost dealers

Daniel Pacheco, owner-operator of Lucky Diamond Trucking in Sonoma County, recently picked up a 24-ton order from Cold Creek Compost in Ukiah and hauled it two hours through Mendocino, Lake and Yolo counties before dumping... more »

California water rights rules opposed by coalition

As California experiences wild swings in climate from drought to floods, critics of the state’s water rights system seek to overhaul rules that date back to California’s founding in 1850. Three water rights bills are... more »

California Farm Bureau: Small farmers need help after storms

The California Farm Bureau is calling on the state to improve mechanisms for disbursing disaster relief payments for damages suffered in devastating 2023 storms. The California Farm Bureau is calling on... more »

California bill addresses fire costs to farms

Wildfires that raged across California over the past several years have devastated farms, spoiling crops and burning farm buildings. After the flames were extinguished, the threat of wildfires has continued to cost farmers in other... more »

Commentary: Golden State growers want solutions for flood-control issues

The destruction to agricultural properties and crops from January and March flooding in Monterey County is considerable. There is frustration about a failure to address known dangers that caused or worsened the flood toll in... more »

California winegrape crop smallest since 2011

California winegrape growers last year harvested the smallest crop of any year within the past decade, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Preliminary Grape Crush Report, an annual benchmark for the winegrape... more »

California growers determine options in wake of flooding

With the rains that flooded much of California since late December abating, growers are beginning the complicated process of calculating the damage. Norm Groot, executive director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau, joined experts from... more »

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