Current Topics

Russell Young receives CFBF Distinguished Service Award
Honoring more than 60 years of volunteer service, the California Farm Bureau Federation has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Sutter County farmer Russell Young. He received the award during the CFBF Annual Meeting in Garden Grove.  Read more.

Spray Safe Training
Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and its partner agencies will hold the fourth annual Spray Safe event, a free training dedicated to educating Yuba-Sutter growers, employees, supervisors, pest control advisors and applicators about safe spraying practices. Spray Safe will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Franklin Hall. This training program will give attendees a valuable opportunity to learn about new and improved practices and technologies to reduce pesticide drift and ensure employee and public safety. Call Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550 to register. 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.


Announcements

Yuba-Sutter Ag Updates - Thursday, October 09, 2014

California Farm Bureau Federation News

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:00:01 -0800

Water shortages influence orange outlook, Drought Monitor affects livestock ranchers, Marketplace connects schools with farmers, Trends look ahead to 2015

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:01 -0800

Rules aim to slow walnut theft, Commodity groups employ social media, Ranchers to discuss drought strategies, Mild nights affect coastal vegetables

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:00:01 -0700

Weather problems affect nut crops, U.S. may produce more pork than beef, New lettuce variety contains added nutrients, Research aims to head off rose disease

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:01 -0700

Tomato harvest will be plentiful, Researchers seek drought-tolerant beans, Biosensor checks olive oil quality, 'Sniffer dogs' may help fight plant disease

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:00:01 -0700

Drought affects agricultural tourism, Unmanned aircraft could help on farms, UC works with urban farmers, Chicken farm competes in entrepreneurship contest