Government Affairs

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Paso Basin Planting Ordinance

November 27, 2022

SLO County Board of Supervisors will vote on December 6, 2022 whether to adopt the Paso Basin Land Use Management Area Planting Ordinance. SLO County Farm Bureau opposes the new Ordinance and advocates for a continuation of the current Agricultural Offset Ordinance, which limits sites (defined as a contiguous set of parcels under common ownership) in the Paso Basin to their historical irrigation use as of 2015 and caps most other sites to 5 acre-feet per year (AFY). While well-intentioned, the Planting Ordinance creates more problems than it solves.

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November 2022 General Election California Farm Bureau Voter Guide

October 10, 2022

California Farm Bureau has produced a 2022 November General Election Voter Guide as a reference for members and interested parties. ......

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2021 California Redistricting

January 1, 2022

Redistricting Update - New 2022-2032 maps are finalized...

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Farm Bureau Secures Wildfire Insurance Reforms

October 13, 2021

New Rules Expand Coverage, Force Insurers to Recognize Fire Prevention Efforts by Property Owners ...

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2020 Fall Candidate Forum


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California Farm Bureau supports agricultural immigration bill


State Considers New Restrictions on 1,3-D


Court Orders Ag Order 3.0 Extension


Accessory Dwelling Units on Ag & Rural Lands?


Farm Bureau Urges Governor To Veto Housing Bill


A Look Ahead At The 2020 Elections


Actions Taken To Streamline H-2A Process


Conflict on Industrial Hemp Ordinance Development Continues


Register for a Live ELD Q&A Session


Wildfire Smoke Emergency Regulation Coming Soon


Proposed Changes to Agricultural Visa Program Show Promise, Farm Leader Says


SLO County Farm Bureau Supports USMCA


Supervisors Place Moratorium on Hemp


Supervisors Discuss Water Offset Ordinance


SLO County Farm Bureau Board Member Dan Sutton Testifies Before House Ag Committee


SLO County Farm Bureau Opposes Oil & Gas Operational Restrictions Legislation


PROPOSED ESTATE TAX ON HOLD


SLO Farm Bureau Opposes State Ag Worker Housing Bill


Bill Would Create New Ag-Crime Category


Farm Bureau Supports Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Act


Farm Bureau Supports Stock Pond Bill


Water Board Reporting Deadlines Approaching


Local Legislators Assigned to Ag Committees


Submit Written Comments for Ag Order 4.0 Development


Water Rights Measurement Regulations Reporting Workshop (Webcast)


Updated - Farm groups welcome passage of 2018 Farm Bill


New Clean Water Rule aims for clarity


Insects protected under CESA?


Ag Worker Housing Stakeholder Meetings


CFBF President Comments On Failed Immigration Bill


County Groundwater Basin Priority Changes


Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications


Diablo Mitigation Bill Passes Senate


CFBF Announces Positions on State Ballot Measures


CERCLA and EPCRA Reporting Exemptions


Farm Bill Moves Forward


2018 Farm Bill Draft Released Today


ELD COMPLAINACE EXTENSION


Ag Order 4.0 CEQA Scoping Workshop


H.R. 4760 Securing America’s Future Act


CFBF Opposes Immigration Bill


Eastern San Joaquin Irrigated Lands Order Approved


Farm Bureau Members Offer Input On Farm Bill


Governor's Cap & Trade Expenditure Plan Released


Cannabis and Pesticide Use


Measure to Expand DPR Authority Fails


Are You Prepared for an Inspection?