By the Numbers

Our farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities braved extraordinary events in 2022. And yet our more than 30,000 Farm Bureau members continued doing what they always have done—helping feed California and the world beyond, while battling to preserve America’s most critical agricultural economy and their way of life. Throughout the year, Farm Bureau continued to advocate for our farm communities, represent our members and provide them with our full range of services. These numbers tell our story for 2022.

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What Farm Bureau members are saying

Prune farmers worry about overplanting

Now that California prune growers are earning a higher price for their crop, with supply more in line with demand, marketers of the dried fruit have a message for them: Don’t go nuts on prunes. The warning comes as the price of almonds and walnuts has trended down in recent years and growers remove more of those trees. People in the prune business are concerned that farmers looking to replace their nut orchards will overplant prunes.

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As one insurance bill becomes law, a bigger fix awaits

Some farmers and other property owners who have had to turn to the California FAIR Plan, the state’s insurer of last resort, may soon have better coverage options thanks to a new law approved this month. On Sept. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to improve commercial property insurance options for people who have struggled to access coverage due to the impact of wildfires.

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Little pops of color

People in search of natural ways to brighten up a space are opting for cacti and other succulents, which come in a few thousand unique and colorful varieties that require little water or attention. In greenhouses warmed by the Southern California sun to color the plants, Alexandra “Alex” Jeffers, general manager of San Diego County-based Sorensen Greenhouses, says people enjoy succulents because they are different from other potted plants.

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Backyard chickens

At the start of the pandemic, as concerns mounted about the global food supply chain, Scott and Rayna Farrell got three chickens to keep in their backyard in Contra Costa County. “I didn’t like the idea of possibly not having food,” says Scott Farrell, who manages a construction company. If grocery store shelves dried up, he reasoned, at least they would have their eggs. As it turned out, all three chickens were roosters, creating a supply issue of their own, but after replacing them with hens, the family never looked back.

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