During 2015, Farm Bureau:
- Advocated for reduced impact on farmland during development of a
long-term flood-protection plan for the Central Valley.
- Sponsored ongoing state legislation requiring school districts to
confer with county agricultural commissioners before voting to locate a
school in an agricultural zone.
- Worked to discourage urban sprawl and leapfrog developments
in unincorporated areas, through successful amendment of a bill
regarding Local Agency Formation Commissions.
- Cooperated with a coalition that worked to identify areas in the San
Joaquin Valley where utility-scale solar power facilities could be built
while producing the least conflict with existing land uses.
- Supported a court ruling that the government must comply with
constitutional requirements—including just compensation—when it takes
private property through pre-condemnation investigations.
- Met with agency officials regarding potential inclusion of more
than 300,000 acres of land for the Berryessa-Snow Mountain National
Monument and expressed concern about impacts to grazing land and
other agricultural activities.