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SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER - March 13, 2015
Our grand fundraising event of the year for Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau's Fund for Ag Education. Get your tickets now!
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YF&R SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers are holding their first annual Sporting Clay Tournament. Come support YF&R's efforts to provide workable solutions for issues affecting agriculture, influence public policies that affect agriculture now and in the future, to step up and tell the story of agriculture and to serve our community by volunteering and making a difference. Lunch will be provided for all contestants. 

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.com/e/yuba-sutter-yfr-sporting-clays-shoot-tickets-15529504165?aff=efbevent

Prizes:
Top Team: Four $50 gift cards to SOS in Yuba City.
Top Individual Male: Yeti Tundra 35
Top Individual Female: Yeti Hopper 20
 
100 shotgun rounds are required to complete the course.  Common gauge shotgun rounds are available for purchase at Coon Creek.

HEAT STRESS TRAINING
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
ENGLISH SESSION:  8:30AM
SPANISH SESSION:  10:30am
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

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, 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