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.