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Mendocino County Farm Bureau

Mendocino County Farm Bureau exists to ensure the success of farming, ranching and our shared rural heritage in Mendocino County. Founded in 1918, the Mendocino County Farm Bureau seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values. Learn more about us by clicking here.

What has MCFB done for you lately?

  • MCFB has continued to assist in the implementation of  Water Demand Management Programs for compliance with the Russian River Frost Regulation.

  • The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) regulations are continuing to be developed at the state level. MCFB has continued to participate in local meetings where the organization and formation of the Groundwater Sustainability Agency is being discussed to advocate for agricultural representation.

  • As part of the Mendocino County Agriculture and Business Coalition, MCFB helped to organize the annual “state of the county” event where the Chair of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors as well as the four mayors of the incorporated cities were invited to speak on the top issues impacting their jurisdictions in 2017.

  • As the County Board of Supervisors considers amending the county ordinance related to medical cannabis cultivation, MCFB has submitted a number of written and oral comments expressing concerns over land and resource uses as proposed in the draft documents.

  • MCFB submitted comments on the proposal to reduce minimum in-stream flows in the Russian River and expressed concerns over impacts to agricultural water rights holders who may be unable to use appropriative licenses due to bypass flow requirements.

  • Once again, MCFB sponsored the Mendocino County Farmers Convergence event that was held in February to encourage the further development of local food production.

  • MCFB attended the California Farm Bureau Federation Issues Advisory Committee meetings and State Leadership Conference to be able to discuss issues that impact agriculture in Mendocino County.

  • Comments were submitted to the California Department of Conservation regarding the farmland mapping and monitoring program for Mendocino County.

  • MCFB submitted comments related to the draft northwest forest plan science synthesis that is related to the revision of the U.S. Forest Service northwest forest plan which will include the Mendocino    National Forest.

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