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Heat Stress Training - March 24
Farm Bureau will host a Heat Stress Training class on Tuesday, March 24th.  Supervisors and agricultural employees should attend to understand the requirements for preventing and caring for heat stress.  Training is provided by professional staff from California Safety Training Corporation and will cover the following topics: understanding what heat stress is; factors that contribute to heat stress; supervisor/company responsibilities; employee responsibilities; definitions; heat index; heat stress prevention tips; and heat related illnesses. 

DATE:  Tuesday, March 24th
COST:  $35 for Farm Bureau members
COST:  $75 for non-Farm Bureau attendees
TO REGISTER:  Call the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550 

1st Aid/CPR/AED Certification, March 30
One out of every twenty employees must be First Aid certified. Certification is valid for two years. This is a Cal OSHA approved program. Space is Limited. Pre-registration is required.
To register: Contact Imelda Muzio at MVP Consolidated. Phone (530) 848-0998 or email to Read more.
English Session: 8AM to Noon English
Spanish Session: 1PM to 5PM Spanish
Location: Yuba-Sutter County Farm Bureau Board Room
Cost: $80

NEW - FREE PG&E Pump & Energy Efficiency Seminar, March 31
Learn how pumps and VFDs work and how you can save energy and money with PG&E incentives. A live advanced pumping efficiency program demonstration will be provided by the Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology. Free seminar and free lunch. To register, call Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550. Seminar will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM, with free lunch served at noon. Seminar held at Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau Board Room and parking lot. RSVP required! Read more.

CARB Truck Rule
CARB has extended, once again, the opportunity to register diesel AG trucks under the CARB truck rule; the new deadline for registering is January 31, 2015. The diesel truck and bus rule applies to any on-road diesel vehicle heavier than 14,000 pounds gross weight rating (GWR) that is used on-or-off road in California. Read more - Truck Rule.

Walnut Buying Period Open - November 1
In accordance with Sutter and Yuba Counties new ordinances to deter theft of commercial walnuts during the harvest period, the official “Walnut Buying Period” began Saturday, November 1, beginning a window period that will end April 30, 2015.
Sutter County announcement
Yuba County announcement

Economic Study Available
Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency co-funded an economic study which illustrates the potential impacts that would occur due to the proposed expansion of the bypass system on agriculture and the local community. Read more.

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Amnesty Enrollment Period Ended October 2
The deadline to enroll during the Amnesty Period has passed. For more information on the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, click here. Questions? Call (530) 673-6550.

California Farm Bureau Federation News

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Idled land affects seed business, Farmers expect trouble hiring enough people, Drought hits Valencia orange crop, Marketers see promise for wine exports

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:00:01 -0800

Snowpack could be 'alarmingly low', Water cutoff leads to hard choices, Campaign aims to reach backyard citrus growers, Awards honor young farmers/ranchers

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:01 -0800

Exports of farm goods remain backlogged, Almonds depends on bees, Tour links small farmers with buyers, Young Farmers/Ranchers donate food

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:00:01 -0800

Farm exporters monitor port talks, Congress to look at key agricultural topics, Mild winter weather influences crops, California wins Collegiate Discussion Meet

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:00:01 -0800

Flower growers finish Valentine's shipments, Port dispute hurts citrus growers/packers, Report quantifies local-food market, Demand grows for food-preservation training