Protecting California Family Farms and Ranches
The California Farm Bureau presents its plan to educate, motivate and activate Californians to protect the state's agricultural heritage while ensuring a safe and affordable food supply.
Download the full plan (PDF, 834 KB)
The California Farm Bureau Federation has set the following policy objectives for the benefit of California family farms and ranches:
Improving the business climate HTML | PDF (131 KB)
The first and foremost goal in protecting family farms and ranches is helping them stay in business. Farm Bureau is committed to fighting onerous regulations, fees and taxes and policies that drive up the cost of farming supplies and services. Greater government accountability is another key to enhancing the business climate, by improving voters’ faith in government.
Communicating the value of working landscapes HTML | PDF (61 KB)
As our members work to conserve and enhance the natural resources integral to their operations, Farm Bureau is committed to conveying the important public benefits working landscapes provide, such as wildlife habitat, preserved open space, improved air quality, water and soil resources, carbon sequestration and a safe, nutritious and affordable food supply.
Ensuring farmers can grow and market their products HTML | PDF (74 KB)
Farm Bureau is committed to ensuring farmers and ranchers have innovative tools and technologies to grow, harvest and market their products while competing with other states and nations, to overcome the higher cost of doing business in California that continues to put our farmers at a disadvantage.
Connecting consumers with their food HTML | PDF (93 KB)
Farm Bureau is committed to helping consumers understand where their food comes from, the challenges associated with producing a safe, affordable food supply and to ensuring consumer confidence in California-grown products.
Providing resources for farms and rural communities HTML | PDF (62 KB)
Balancing the needs of a growing population, the needs of farms and ranches and the needs of the environment requires Farm Bureau to be committed to public and private investments in water and infrastructure improvements that support a healthy economy and environment, all the while helping residents understand and appreciate the economic and cultural values of rural communities.
Working to protect family farms and ranches HTML | PDF (81 KB)
Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources.