During 2013, Farm Bureau:
- Encouraged farmers to remain engaged with the progress of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, which threatens significant impacts on farmland, and maintained a special Flood Protection page on the CFBF website to allow landowners to track the plan's status.
- Established through a court case that an agricultural conservation easement is a legally permissible tool to mitigate for conversion of agricultural lands.
- Analyzed rules proposed by the state for the creation of solar use easements on farmland; the rules enact a Farm Bureau-supported law to encourage development of solar facilities on marginal and impaired land.
- Urged the California Coastal Commission to view agriculture as part of the solution to protecting coastal resources and told the commission its regulations harm coastal agriculture.
- Made information available via the CFBF website to agricultural landowners about the eminent domain land acquisition process, to help landowners in the path of large infrastructure projects understand their rights during eminent domain procedures.
- Reached a settlement with the California Department of Transportation about farmland impacts from a highway bypass in Willits that will lead to a study of the compatibility of farmland and environmental mitigation.
- Called attention to the impact on natural resources from illegal marijuana cultivation, with damage to both public and privately owned land from trespass marijuana grows.