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Federal Government | State Government | Local Government
Farm Crisis | Natural Resources | Endorsements

The Farm Bureau organization is working full time, all the time, in Riverside County, Sacramento and Washington to speak out on issues that affect farmers and rural residents.

Members are involved in the process of government through organized action.

Farm Bureau volunteer leaders and staff work within the formal guidelines of published policies. Changes to policies are adopted each year by a House of Delegates. Local policies are established by the Riverside County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Members rank legislative activities among the most important of Farm Bureau’s services.

Policy decisions are made by County Farm Bureau directors and state delegates and by California Farm Bureau district directors, all of whom are bona fide farmers.

 For more about Farm Bureau representation, click on the topics below:

Federal Government
State Government
Local Government
Farm Crisis
Natural Resources

Policy Development
Farm Bureau employs an internal structure of Commodity, Policy, Advisory and Special Issue Committees to identify, analyze and respond to issues. These committees develop and review proposed changes to Farm Bureau published policies.

The California Farm Bureau Federation Political Action Committee accepts donations and makes contributions to political campaigns of candidates who support agriculture.

Riverside County Farm Bureau is a member of the Grassroots ESA Reform Coalition, Southern California Water Committee, and Property Owners Working for Environmental Responsibility.

Endangered Species issues
Farm Bureau seeks to protect private property rights while also protecting the environment. Since establishing a Natural Resources Program in 1992, Riverside County Farm Bureau has earned a reputation as an advocate for common-sense changes to the Endangered Species Act and related laws and regulations.

Representing Riverside County Agriculture:

In the picture at left, Brad Scott, on the far left, joined other Farm Bureau leaders from California in a trip to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 1998. Scott is a San Jacinto dairyman and a director of Riverside County Farm Bureau.

In the picture at right, Richard Schmid, second from right, visited Washington in 1999, meeting with Congresswoman Mary Bono, among other government leaders. Schmid is a Homeland beekeeper and a director of Riverside County Farm Bureau.

Farm Crisis

Natural Resources

Riverside County Farm Bureau has taken a leading role in local, state and national environmental issues. Visit any of the sites listed above to learn more about these issues.