As part of an advocacy trip to Washington, D.C., last week, California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger, left, meets with Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, to discuss issues important to California agriculture, including immigration reform, fair trade, long-term water storage and other priorities.
Photo/Christine Souza
A delegation of Farm Bureau leaders representing county Farm Bureaus and the 2017 Leadership Farm Bureau class visits the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Farm Bureau leaders heard from Kenneth Smith Ramos, head of the Trade and NAFTA Office of the Ministry of the Economy of Mexico, standing center with CFBF President Paul Wenger.
Photo/Christine Souza
Farm Bureau leaders advocate in capital
While media attention in Washington focused on Russia and the FBI, grassroots advocacy continued—including by a delegation of leaders representing the California Farm Bureau Federation. County Farm Bureau leaders and the 2017 Leadership Farm Bureau class met with members of Congress and agency officials in the nation's capital last week, advocating for immigration reform, fair trade, long-term water storage and other priorities. Read more...

Market and water trends increase cotton acreage
For the second year in a row, California cotton acreage has been trending upward, thanks in large part to improved water availability. Read more...

Commentary: Farm Bureau communication evolves with the times
"What did we ever do before we had a fax machine?" One day in the late 1980s, Clark Biggs walked through the California Farm Bureau Federation office, waving a piece of paper just received via the office fax unit. Read more...

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