Welcome to the Farm Bureau!

The Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership, non-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent the commodities grown in our county.   It has a historic, ongoing, close working relationship with the U. C. Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Commissioner. 

Farm Bureau advocates on behalf of the agricultural community, speaking out on local, state and national issues that affect the agricultural commodities we raise and provide. We also promote education of our members and the community on agricultural-related issues and support agri-tourism.

The Farm Bureau's mission is to 'Protect, encourage, and enhance economic opportunities and social viability for El Dorado County farmers, ranchers, and foresters', while representing the needs and interests of all El Dorado County farming families. 

Announcements - El Dorado County

Sign Ordinance Update
The Board will consider the Commission's recommendation and adoption of the FEIR and updated Sign Ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 28, 2015.

In response to public interest in having ample time to review the proposed draft Sign Ordinance and related documents for the Board hearing, the staff memo and attachments are now available (posted 6/24/15) for public viewing in advance of the official publication of the meeting agenda for Tuesday, July 28th. (Typically, agendas are published about one week prior to the scheduled Board meeting.)

To view the staff memo (Exhibit 7A) and attachments (Exhibits 7B - 7I), clink on this link.

Comments on the Proposed Draft Sign Ordinance Update may be submitted any time before the Board takes action.  Please email comments to:  anne.novotny@edcgov.us  

 
Action Alert: Support the Resilient Federal Forests Act
El Dorado County residents - keep tabs on this issue.  As Smokey the Bear reminds us, "Only you can prevent wildfires." There is positive news out of Congress in our effort to restore the health of our forests and rural communities!

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 (HR 2647) to give the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to catastrophic wildfire, insects and disease through active management.  In addition to improving the health of federal forests across the nation, the legislation would create thousands of jobs in forested communities while generating additional timber revenues for rural counties with large amounts of federal forest land.

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities (HFHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization supporting Congressional action on solutions to restore the health of our federal forests and rural forested communities.  For more information, visit our web site <http://www.healthyforests.org/> and like us on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/healthyforestshealthycommunities>.
 
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