Helping you grow and market your products
During 2014, Farm Bureau:
- Successfully opposed federal legislation that would have given out-of-state egg farmers an advantage over California farmers.
- Supported successful legislation to improve the California certified farmers market program by preventing fraud and misrepresentation at the markets.
- Blocked a California-only labeling mandate for genetically engineered food that would have increased costs for farmers, families, grocers and food manufacturers.
- Conducted field tours for key legislative and regulatory officials, and submitted technical comments, as part of continued efforts to preserve use of fumigants needed to clean soil for crop production.
- Surveyed 1,000 members to identify on-farm food safety practices and the obstacles preventing better coordination on food safety measures among buyers, auditors, government agencies and other parties.
- Prevented a drastic altering of law that would have allowed Californians to sue about any aspect of a product with which they disagree, such as on-farm conditions or use of genetically engineered ingredients.
- Supported creation of labeling standards for California olive oil that were adopted despite opposition from foreign olive-oil producers and marketers.
- Helped assure movement of agricultural products by working with other organizations and the California Highway Patrol to extend current rules for securing farm goods on trucks, while a federal agency finalizes new regulations.
- Promoted expansion of international trade through reduced trade barriers and more-open markets.