Farm Bureau launches new and improved Web site
» January 30, 2006 «
A resource for consumers wanting to learn about California's complex agricultural issues. The perfect place for cooks in search of a sumptuous California-grown recipe. A reliable bookmark for agricultural, political and feature reporters. Those and more are elements offered on the California Farm Bureau Federation's new Web site, at www.cfbf.com.
"We know we can't be everything to everyone, but we wanted to get close," said Farm Bureau news manager Ann Schmidt-Fogarty. "So many people rely on us--everyone from legislators wanting to understand Farm Bureau policy and regulatory impacts on family farmers to international visitors seeking a deeper knowledge of the issues we face. In addition, we want to provide a service to our members, who need a current weather report or the latest details on state or federal issues that may have some bearing on their bottom line."
Resources at www.cfbf.com for Farm Bureau members include an Action Center to help family farmers and ranchers remain politically active, descriptions of Farm Bureau programs and member benefits, complete contact information for the state's 53 county Farm Bureaus and an online membership renewal service.
The site also provides a daily news update--Food and Farm News--along with highlights from the award-winning weekly newspaper Ag Alert®, the weekly television program California Country and the bimonthly magazine, also titled California Country®. Its California Farm Weather® section is updated twice daily with forecasts and maps from AccuWeather Inc.
"We're excited by the site's easy navigation features and all the information it provides," said Schmidt-Fogarty. "We also happen to think it's beautiful and exciting as well."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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