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Respirator Fit Testing - April 14
If you or your employees wear respirators during work performed on the farm or ranch, Cal/OSHA requires an annual fitting performed by a professional. This fit test is intended to ensure you or your employee’s health is not at risk due to improper fit of the respirator, or inadequate performance of the respirator due to improper fit.

When registering, you must notify YSFB of the type of mask they will bring. You must also bring a Medical Clearance Form approved by a doctor (form is good for 5 years- call YSFB for details if you have questions) to the fit test. Fitting takes 15 minutes per person. Call Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550 to register. FREE to Farm Bureau members; $75 for nonmembers

EnviroPro Energy Demonstration Workshop - April 28
Free workshop provided by EnviroPro Energy LLC to demonstrate propane and natural gas powered irrigation engines. Part of the workshop will include classroom discussion on CARB requirements, types of engines, engine sizing breakdown, calculation of summer load comparisons between propane, natural gas, diesel or electric engines and rebate programs. The discussion will address benefits to considering the use of propane and natural gas engines. The workshop will also include live demonstrations of propane powered engines and a period for questions and answers. To register call Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550.

QuickBooks training plus Q&A provided by Tenney & Company CPA’s - May 21
Tenney & Company CPA’s will be providing a beginner to intermediate level QuickBooks course at the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau office on May 21 from 9AM to 1PM. A handbook will be provided for all attendees. To register call Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau at (530) 673-6550 by May 14. FREE to Farm Bureau members & established Tenney & Company clients; $75 for non-Farm Bureau members.

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, 08 Apr 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Vegetables, berries come to market early, Water shortages contribute to cut in cotton acreage, Briefing to focus on overall drought impact, USDA supports research against citrus disease

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Surveyors to search for snow, Crop plantings to be cut again, Water shortages worry citrus growers, Dairies report tight supplies of organic milk

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Strawberry harvest hits stride early, Lamb producers welcome holiday demand, Springtime means flower time, Survey gauges young farmers' attitudes

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Draft plan looks at groundwater law, Agriculture Day event to be held, Report: Family farms dominate U.S. agriculture, Farm trade official to hold California meeting

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