2020 was not a “normal” year and was full of unexpected challenges. Since farming and ranching didn’t stop, neither did we. Thanks to your support, this is what we were able to accomplish in 2020!
We were there to represent you!
- Staff attended over 350+ hours of meetings, workshops and hearings.
- 200+ pages of letters and comments were submitted.
- Sent 50+ emails and e-letters on COVID-19 to assist our members and worked to acquire PPE for agricultural needs.
- Successfully worked to defeat Prop.15 and avoided negative tax ramifications for agriculture!
Member driven with local direction!
- Mendocino County Farm Bureau has been working to preserve and promote agriculture in the county for 101 years.
- We have 2 staff, 30 volunteer board directors and 900+ members.
- Farm Bureau is the largest general ag organization and we are often at the table when other groups are not.
Continuing to learn and learning to do!
- MCFB hosted 15+ classes for our members to stay informed and current on regulatory mandates.
- $30,500 in scholarships was allocated to 12 local students pursuing careers in agriculture.
- Taken the lead on a community awareness campaign for the Potter Valley Project and FERC licensing.
For 2021, we will continue to work on:
- Preserving local control over the Potter Valley Project and the related water supply.
- The development of the SGMA groundwater sustainability plan for the Ukiah Valley basin.
- Improve member engagement on topics that matter in rural living, on the farm or ranch and in business.
“I saved 25% on a battery I purchased using the Farm Bureau discount. With all the parts needed to maintain my equipment, my membership will be paid for in no time!”Member since 1981
“Living in a state where the political power is concentrated in a few big cities, we need political clout, there is no stronger more supportive ally than Farm Bureau. Whether the issue is local, statewide or national, no one represents rural interests like Farm Bureau.”Past President and member since 1992
“Devon and her team help me stay informed. It is important to have timely influence over the numerous regulatory issues that impact agriculture. The influence our organization has is invaluable; well worth the price of an agricultural membership. I also value the friendships and good times, of course.”Member since 2001
“Being a Farm Bureau member is important for many reasons, but to me the most important reason for being a member is that the people who often times are making decisions about what happens on my farm, elected officials, have no basis for those decisions other than preconceived ideas or what they are being told by individuals who don’t have my best interest in mind. Farm Bureau provides a strong, focused voice on my behalf to educate and influence these elected leaders so that I can continue to operate my business and support my family.”President and member since 2006
“If I were running a business that grossed $10,000,000 per year, I would probably have my own attorney on staff or maybe more than one. However, much to my dismay, I do not gross even a fraction of that. So why is this relevant your ask? Our team of state and federal law makers has nothing better to do than make new and exciting laws for us to try and follow. Then let’s add ballot measures that seek to force us to cut dead trees down. Many of these laws and measures are thousands of pages of drivel and technical jargon. I run a one man freak show (some would call it a business) and it’s all I can do to get the work done that needs doing on a day to day basis. So when there is measure X on the ballot that is a 1400 page measure that might affect my business, how do I make an informed decision? I look to Farm Bureau. CFBF has a legal department whose job is to look out for the well being of agriculture. They read all 1400 pages of drivel and boil it down to something I can understand with a minimal amount of research.”Member since 2003