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Lake County Farm Bureau
Lake County Farm Bureau (LCFB) is a non-profit organization of farmers and ranchers that represent over 500 farm families and companies that reside in Lake County, California. The Lake County Farm Bureau promotes agriculture in Lake County and advocates on issues relating to farming, ranching and rural California. LCFB is part of the California Farm Bureau Federation, which is California's largest agricultural advocacy organization.
Our organization works not only with Farm Bureau members, but also with elected officials, media, government agencies, educators, and the public to analyze and solve issues (both social & economical) facing the agriculture industry.
Interested in getting more information on the benefits of being a LCFB member? Check out our Membership page!
Current Events and Resources
Lake County Ag Department Grower meeting!
2021 Lake County Grower Meeting will be held virtually December 2nd and has been approved for 1 hour of Laws & Regulations. There will be updates from Lake County Farm Bureau and information on the 2022 Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program which will satisfy the annual meeting requirement. Please contact the Ag Department for more information.
New for 2021: Drinking Water Well Testing
Click here to read the FAQ about this new Regional Water Board Requirement!
On 7 February 2018 the State Water Board revised the General Order (Order) for the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed. The revised Order includes a new drinking water well monitoring requirement. Beginning January 2019, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition members were required to monitor drinking water wells on their enrolled parcels for nitrogen. The Sacramento Valley Coalitions (including Lake County) will be required to start monitoring in 2022. The purpose of this monitoring is to identify drinking water wells that have nitrate concentrations exceeding the State and Federal standards for safe drinking water, and notify well users of the potential for human health risks. The Regional Board will be sending out letters to enrolled members starting in January that advises them of this requirement
Drought Webinar and Status of Lake County Groundwater
Earlier in May, the Lake County Farm Bureau and Lake County Winegrape Commission presented a webinar titled Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions. This webinar reviewed practical steps growers can employ to manage their crops with reduced water availability. The full webinar can be viewed here and runs approximately 45 minutes:
Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions
The Status of Lake County groundwater was Presented given to the Lake County Board of Supervisors on May 11, 2021. This presentation from Water Resources Director Scott Deleon summarizes the current condition of Lake County groundwater as measured in its network of monitoring wells. You can click on the link to view slides and view the presentation on the link below at 2:51.58.
Tree Assistance Program for Walnut Growers
Low temperatures in November 2020 resulted in impacts on Lake County walnut trees. Some of these impacts will be devastating to the 2021 crop. The USDA Tree Assistance Program (TAP) is currently available to impacted Lake County walnut growers and includes partial reimbursement for orchard replacement, replanting or rehabilitation. Click Here for more information and contact Katie Delbar at the Mendo/Lake Farm Service Agency to get assistance.
Lake County Farm Bureau Scholarships
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California Farm Bureau Federation
The political and other positions expressed in these pages are those of the Lake County Farm Bureau on various issues as they relate to Lake County. The positions of the State Farm Bureau organization collectively are expressed through California Farm Bueau Federation, whose web site can be found at http://cfbf.com. The positions of the National Farm Bureau organization collectively are expressed through the American Farm Bureau, whose web site can be found at http://www.FB.org. Farm Bureau and FB are registered service marks owned by American Farm Bureau Federation.
We Would Like to Thank the Following Sponsors for our 96th Annual Meeting
Every year Lake County Farm Bureau hosts an Annual Member Meeting and Love of the Land Dinner in order to fund raise for our scholarship efforts and other farm focused programs that occur during the year. Friends of Farm Bureau are those businesses and individuals that express their commitment to our goals of supporting local farmers through educational programs, training classes, industry workshops, political activism, and community involvement.
As a non-profit organization, Lake County Farm Bureau relies on the generous support of those businesses in order to ensure that our Farm Bureau stays strong. These donations make all our efforts throughout the year possible.