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Los angeLes county Farm Bureau News Volume 6 Issue 11 Volume 6 Issue 11 November/December 2006 November/December 2006 CFBF November 2006 Voter Guide in this issue!!! CFAITC + Teamwork = A+ in Ag Education The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) invited educators to its 2006 Conference in Los Angeles County in October. Nearly 300 educators traveled to the annual Calendar Highlights conference from urban, suburban and rural California (and a few Full Moon Nov 5 from Utah) to seek a better Election Day Nov 7 understanding of agriculture and Veterans Day Observed Nov 10 how agriculture produces the food we eat, the fiber we wear, and Veterans Day Nov 11 the products that provide us with Annual LACFB Dinner Nov 11 shelter, beauty, and jobs. New Moon Nov 20 The Conference offered a variety of tours, speakers, and learning Thanksgiving Day Nov 23 sessions. The pre-conference tour included visits to the Antelope Valley, CFBF Annual Meeting Dec 2-6 with the first stop being Lombardi Farms. Like many Antelope Valley Full Moon Dec 4 farmers, Mr. and Mrs. Lombardi are passionate about educating the New Moon Dec 20 community about the importance of agriculture. Teachers got a first-hand look at the Lombardi Farms garden, animals, and fruits and vegetables. Christmas Day Dec 25 The next stop was the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where Grimway Farms New Year’s Eve Dec 31 General Manager David Rizzo addressed the crowd with a presentation on carrot production. Then, AV College professor Neil Weisenberger gave an informative talk about school gardens and their benefits to students. November/December 2006 Before heading back to the Conference, teachers toured Calandri Farms Meeting Calendar to learn about onion production. Exec Bd Mtg Nov 14 6:00 p.m. The 2006 Conference theme, Agriculture’s Lasting Connections, allowed Board Meeting Nov 16 6:00 p.m. presenters and Angelenos to share the rich 60-year history Los Angeles Exec Bd Mtg Dec 14 6:00 p.m. has experienced as one of the most prolific agricultural areas in California Board Meeting Dec DARK and the world. While Los Angeles is the birthplace and marketplace of the entertainment industry, it is also rich in agricultural history and agricultural production. The 2006 CFAITC conference encouraged educators to return to their classrooms to share with their students the In This importance of agriculture in their everyday lives. Issue CFAITC + Teamwork = A+ Ag Ed 1 LACFB Directors, Staff, Resources 2 President’s Message 2 New Admin Assistant joins LACFB 2 Grant Poole’s Farewell Message 3 L.A. County 2005 Crop Report 3 Legislative News 3 Los Angeles County Farm Bureau Non Profit Org CFBF Voter Guide 3 Member-Get-a-Member 41128 12th Street West, Suite A U.S. Postage PAID Lancaster, CA 93534 Palmdale, CA 93551-1400 Kurt Floren on High-Risk Pests 4 Recruitment Drive Permit #129 NRCS News Release 5 Member-Get-a-Member Form 5 Insurance News 6 ? Turkey Dot-to-Dot 6 LACFB News of Yester Year 6 Advertising Arena 7 Membership Application LACFB Member Business Directory 8 inside!!! Page 2 November/December 2006 www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News LOS ANGELES COUNTY CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR President’s Message FARM BUREAU L.A. & ORANGE COUNTIES I would like to thank everyone involved in LACFB for the opportunity to serve as your Norm Groot county Farm Bureau President. The last EXECUTIVE BOARD Los Angeles County two years have been full of excitement and Farm Bureau changes for our membership. Our biggest President Terry Munz changes have been the replacement of our Directors’ Meeting 1st Vice President Ray McCormick office staff. We now have a new Executive Attendance 2006 Director, Laura Blank, who has successfully 2nd Vice President Dennis Kilcoyne DIRECTOR JULY AUG SEPT transitioned into the position and made Secretary/Treasurer Ralph Bozigian many improvements in the operations. At Casey Alesso * * E the same time, we acquired a new Executive Director-at-Large Jess Baker Assistant, Victoria Gerginis, who began her Gloria Alesso * * P Past President David Rizzo first week assisting CFBF and CFAITC with Jess Baker * * P agricultural projects throughout the state. Bill Barnes * * E We are looking forward to their innovative EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ideas in 2007 and 2008. Laura E. Blank Ralph Bozigian * * P (661) 274-9709 John Calandri * * E We are also continuing our work to promote agricultural awareness with E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org AgDayLA (www.agdayla.com), California School Garden Network -CSGN Steve Godde * * P (www.csgn.org/), providing college Scholarships, and attending many John Goit * * P county fairs. We are also still in the process of trying to improve RESOURCES Dennis Groven * * P membership to meet our overall annual budget. Los Angeles County Scott Harter * * E Agricultural Commissioner The Los Angeles County Farm Bureau is always looking for individuals 12300 Lower Azusa Road Dennis Kilcoyne * * P to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested, please call our office Arcadia, CA 91006-5872 at (661) 274-9709 for details. For days and times of LACFB meetings (626) 575-5451 Ray McCormick * * P and events, please see our website at www.lacfb.org. Richard Miner * * P Antelope Valley Resource Conservation District Terry Munz * * P 44811 N. Date Avenue, Suite G Roy Pursche * * P Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 945-2604 ext. 107 David Rizzo * * P E-mail: email@example.com U.S. Department of Agriculture Steve Rodrigues Sonny Shetler * * * * P E NEW LACFB VOTING MEMBERS Farm Service Agency Jeff Siebert * * P 44811 N. Date Avenue, Suite B September 2006 October 2006 Lancaster, CA 93534 Craig Van Dam * * P (661) 942-9549 Averydale Mutual Water Co. Carmi Flavor and Fragrance VACANCY CH food, Inc. HDEC, Inc. U.S. Department of Agriculture KEY: P = Present Jing San Food, Inc. Glenn Kuhn Natural Resources Conservation Service S = Scheduled Karen Scott Barry Munz 44811 N. Date Avenue, Suite G E = Excused Absence White Fence Farms Robert Wood Lancaster, CA 93534 X = Unexcused Absence (661) 945-2604 ext. 3 * = No Meeting/Dark New Administrative Assistant joins Farm Bureau team Meet our new administrative assistant, Victoria Gerginis. Vol. 6 Issue 11 Los angeLes county nov./Dec. 2006 She comes to us from Rohnert Farm Bureau News Park, California (about an hour’s drive from San Francisco). FARM BUREAU NEWS (ISSN number pending) is a bimonthly newsletter published Her undergraduate educational by the LOS ANGELES COUNTY FARM BUREAU, 41228 12th Street West, Suite A, background is in art and Palmdale, California 93551-1400, (661) 274-9709. Periodicals postage paid at computer graphics. Victoria Lancaster, California. graduated with a master ’s degree in education in May GENERAL INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING INQUIRIES: 2006. This field of study included Telephone: (661) 274-9709 FAX: (661) 274-0637 a concentrated curriculum in E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org teaching, learning, as well as an emphasis in educational CONTRIBUTING WRITERS technology. Victoria just created Kurt E. Floren - Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner an interactive multimedia DVD to Grant Poole - UC Davis Extension Farm Advisor educate museum patrons about the artifacts and culture POSTMASTER: Send address changes to presented at the Hellenic Los Angeles County Farm Bureau 41228 12th Street West, Suite A Heritage Museum in San Jose, Palmdale, CA 93551-1400 California. Please Note: The Los Angeles County Farm Bureau does not assume In her spare time, Victoria dances with a Greek folk dance troupe — the Minoans — based in Marin. She has also assisted with research, responsibility for statements by advertisers for products advertised in Farm choreography, art projects, and teaching sessions through this group. Bureau News, nor does the Farm Bureau assume responsibility for statements Although she now lives in Lancaster, she continues to perform with them or expressions of opinion other than those expressed in editorials or articles in competitions and performances that take place in Southern California. showing authorship by an officer, director, or employee of the Los Angeles Victoria is excited to be a part of the Los Angeles County Farm Bureau and County Farm Bureau or its affiliates. welcomes the opportunity to work in this important position. Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 November/December 2006 Page 3 Thank you to the Agricultural Highlights of Los Angeles County’s Community and Industry in the AV 2005 Crop and Livestock Report by Grant Poole In 2005, a total gross value of $277,844,000 in agricultural crops and commodities was produced in Los Angeles County, a slight decrease of 1.4 percent from last year’s revised total of $281,917,000. Offsetting Agriculture and Environmental Issues Advisor, production losses created by a 6.4 percent reduction in nursery production UC Extension values were significant gains of 22 percent in fruit and nut crops, 37 percent in field crops, and 297 percent in apiary products, driven in some instances by I would like to take this time to thank everyone in the agricultural community stronger market values and, elsewhere, by a combination of value increases in the Antelope Valley for their cooperation and support over the last five seasons and growth in harvested acreage. that I have been here. I have recently decided to take a new direction in life. I have accepted a position for a PhD program at Washington State University Nursery products remain the number one crop produced in Los Angeles with an emphasis in international wheat breeding research. I have thoroughly County, constituting 64.9 percent of the total overall production value this enjoyed my time here in Lancaster and all of the support from the industry and year. Increasing land values, escalating production costs, and shipping community has been appreciated. restrictions due to quarantines addressing Sudden Oak Death and Glass-Winged Sharpshooter present continuing challenges to future ornamental nursery Since coming to Lancaster in 2002 I have enjoyed doing applied field research product production, but the industry remains strong and resilient. and getting to know the local growers. In that first season I began to get excited about a vision for international agricultural development. By God’s grace I had Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner Kurt Floren expresses sincere the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Thailand, Nicaragua, China, and Columbia and appreciation to each of the producers and individuals who provided information help with agricultural projects during my time here in Lancaster. The opportunity for this report. Thanks are also extended to the skilled and dedicated staff of presented itself within the last year at Washington State University, and I look the Los Angeles County Department of Agricultural Commissioner Weights and forward to serving abroad as an agricultural missionary in the coming years. Measures who continue to do an excellent job in compiling these important statistics. Visit http://acwm.co.la.ca.us/ for more information. Thanks again to everyone and I hope the best for all the growers and Million Dollar List agricultural community in the Antelope Valley. Ornamental Trees and Shrubs $ 107,866,000 Legislative News Bedding Plants Dry Onions Root Vegetables 30,631,000 28,866,000 18.000,000 Governor’s Action on Key Orchard Fruit 17,455,000 Legislation Affecting Alfalfa Hay 8,858,000 Family Farms and Ranches Dairy & Livestock 7,319,000 Governor Schwarzenegger has taken action on all 1,172 bills sent to him by Ground Cover 6,731,000 the Legislature. He signed 910 measures Indoor Plants, Flowering 5,283,000 into law and vetoed 262. Updates on Indoor Plants, Foliage 4,331,000 some of the Governors final actions Strawberries 3,303,000 affecting California family farmers and Herbs 2,432,000 ranchers are listed below. For a complete Rangeland 2,400,000 review of how legislators voted on bills Vine Crops 1,504,000 impacting family farmers and ranchers Grain Hay 1,243,000 see the Family Farms Scorecard in the Apiary 1,223,000 October 18 issue of Ag Alert. Total Gross Value 2005 $277,844,000 AB 1835 (Lieber, D-Mountain View) Minimum Wage Increase The minimum wage will increase by 75 cents on January 1, 2007 and 50 cents on January 1, 2008. By 2008 California’s minimum wage will be $8.00 an hour. The Governor negotiated with the authors so that it would not include indexing the wage each year to the rate of inflation. CFBF opposes this bill. The Governor signed AB 1835. Proposition 1A - Transportation Funding Protection. X SB 1578 (Lowenthal, D-Long Beach) Proposition 87 - Oil Taxes. Imposes new taxes on oil Prohibits use of the state sales tax on motor vehicle fuel X Dog Tethering pumped in California, discouraging production here, for purposes other than transportation improvements. increasing dependence on foreign oil and driving up Wo u l d h ave i m p e d e d p r o d u c t i o n energy prices. practices by banning the tethering of Proposition 1B - Highway, Road, Air Quality, Port Bonds. Authorizes bonds to pay for highway, road, NEUTRAL Proposition 88 - Property Tax for Education Funding. dogs for more than three hours, causing difficulty for farmers and ranchers who bridge, public transit and port-security projects. Proposition 1C - Housing and Emergency Shelter. Creates new, statewide property tax; farmers and ranch- ers could face multiple charges per parcel. X X use working dogs as a part of their Provides additional investment in affordable housing, Proposition 89 - Public Funding of Political operations. In its final days, the bill X including farmworker housing. Campaigns. Increases taxes to pay for public funding was amended to exempt dogs used of campaigns; restricts ability of businesses and organi- in agriculture and hunting from the Proposition 1D - Public Education Bonds. Authorizes X zations to participate in the political process. bonds for school and higher-education facilities, includ- restrictions in the bill. CFBF removed its ing vocational and technical facilities such as agricultural Proposition 90 - Government Acquisition of Property. opposition and was neutral on the bill, X education. Initiative to change eminent-domain laws would under- which passed out of both houses. The mine agricultural zoning and “right-to-farm” laws, creat- Proposition 1E - Disaster Preparedness and Flood X Governor signed SB 1578. ing more problems than it solves. Prevention Bonds. Adds new investment to repair vul- nerable levees that protect farms, homes and critical SB 1640 (Kuehl, D-Santa Monica) water-supply facilities. Groundwater Monitoring Farm Bureau SUPPORTS Farm-Friendly Candidates X Proposition 83 - Sex Offender Penalties. Increases Increases the cost of doing business by penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders; prohibits establishing a statewide requirement for The California Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors endorses the them from living within 2,000 feet of schools and parks. local groundwater elevation monitoring. following candidates for election to statewide offices: Proposition 84 -Water Quality, Flood Control, If a local entity does not perform Governor...................................................... Arnold Schwarzenegger Habitat, Parks Bonds. Authorizes bonds for local water- monitoring, then the Department related projects, wildlife-habitat acquisition, parks and NEUTRAL Lieutenant Governor ..................................................Tom McClintock of Water Resources would perform recreation projects. Attorney General.................................................... Chuck Poochigian monitoring and establish an assessment Proposition 85 - Waiting Period, Pregnancy Secretary of State ...................................................Bruce McPherson district to charge well owners within the Termination. Adds waiting period and notification re- NO POSITION groundwater basin. After much debate, quirements before a minor could obtain an abortion. U.S. Senator..............................................................Dianne Feinstein SB 1640 passed out of both houses Proposition 86 - Cigarette Taxes. Imposes additional X and went to the Governor’s desk. CFBF For a list of Farm Bureau endorsed candidates in legislative races, see taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products; creates the CFBF Web site at www.cfbf.com/farmpac/candidates.cfm opposes this bill. The Governor vetoed new state spending mandates. SB 1640. Page 4 November/December 2006 www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News Going High-Tech From the desk of Agricultural Commissioner Against Kurt E. Floren Director of Weights and Measures Los Angeles County Department of High-Risk Pests Agricultural Commissioner Weights and Measures The Los Angeles County Department ACWM’s reference collection of of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights over 30,000 pinned specimens, and Measures (ACWM) maintains 8,000 microscope slides, and 4,000 and routinely services over 25,000 samples in alcohol vials has been insect pest traps throughout the used as a basis for pest identification. county to detect the introduction We maintain a library comprising of exotic pests that threaten crops over 4,000 reprints and books, as and native plants. Additionally, our well as different pest identification Pest Exclusion program inspects software, as an essential means of a multitude of plant and produce aiding our entomologist in identifying shipments entering our distribution specimens. routes through truck, airfreight, and parcel delivery operations to quickly To improve our ability to provide detect introductions of invasive rapid and accurate identification of Japanese beetle, adult agricultural and other pests, ACWM weeds, exotic insects, and pathogens that pose similar threats to agriculture and the environment. Concerned has now installed high resolution growers, nursery operators, and homeowners provide additional resources digital microscope cameras and to detect the presence of new or unusual pests. a digital imaging program that allow us to take multiple images Expanding globalization of trade and travel, coupled with the remarkable of a pest and, then, combine them capacity of many agricultural pests to adapt to different environments, into one perfectly focused image Diaprepes root weevil, pupa have created a high risk of pest dissemination. An average of seven new with additional three-dimensional species of exotic pests are introduced and established in California each modeling and measurement features. year. Recent examples include Diaprepes root weevil, Myoporum thrips, Examples are pictured on this page. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and Bougainvillea looper. The newly created images are stored in our database as a reference The protection of our local and statewide agricultural industry from the source in the identification of future devastating effects that would result from the establishment of such pests samples. within our environment is dependent upon quick responses to control and Accurate identification of eradicate them following identification. If identifications are inaccurate or invertebrates is essential when unreasonably delayed, a minimal population of an exotic pest can quickly assessing potential pest risk, providing expand and become disseminated, timely and important information on through natural migration or their biology, and developing survey mechanical means (plant and strategies and control measures. The produce distribution by individual citizens use of latest available technology or commercial enterprises), creating to achieve accuracy and speed Diaprepes root weevil, adult an established population that may in such identifications become so widespread that eradication will aid immeasurably in our continuing efforts to is impossible. Re s u l t i n g c r o p sustain our valuable local and statewide agricultural enterprises. In a losses and the inability to market cooperative dual effort to ensure accuracy, all pest identifications are affected agricultural products, due confirmed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Pest to quarantines established to protect Diagnostics Laboratory. domestic and foreign trading partners, can very quickly amount to tens or Neriid fly, adult hundreds of millions of dollars of impact to our agricultural industry. From five to six thousand samples of different insects, snails, slugs, mites, ticks, spiders, scorpions and other invertebrate pests from different parts of the world and other states are submitted each year to the ACWM entomology laboratory for identification. These include pests submitted by nurseries, farmers, pest control companies, government agencies, and the public. This tremendous volume and diversity of pest groups, from widely varying locations of origin, makes accurate determination Mediterranean fruit fly, adult extremely challenging. Desk setup for digital macro photography For the latest updates on Los Angeles County Farm Bureau Activities and Meetings, visit www.lacfb.org. Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 November/December 2006 Page 5 Member-Get-a-Member California NRCS Announces Sign Ups for Conservation Cost Recruitment Drive Share Programs Encourage your family and friends to join the Los Angeles County Farm DAVIS, CA, Oct. 13, 2006 – Conservation Bureau. LACFB Members are eligible for the following member services: cost share applications are being accepted now through Dec. 1, 2006 at USDA Natural • Free Value Guide • Residential Mortgage Discounts • Insurance Programs • Labor/Employment Services Resources Conservation Service offices throughout California. Two cost share programs are available to assist those interested in making voluntary improvements • Vehicle Discounts • Prescription and Eye Care Discounts to natural resources. • Industrial Supply Discounts • Travel and Entertainment Discounts The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and The Wildlife Habitat • Other benefits Incentives Program (WHIP) are popular conservation programs offering technical and financial assistance to those who wish to make See the Membership form below environmental enhancements on land they own or manage. “These programs offer financial assistance to complement conservation planning and technical assistance,” says NRCS State Conservationist Ed Burton. “NRCS and LOS ANGELES COUNTY FARM BUREAU its partners use these programs to help APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP landowners plan and implement stewardship to achieve long-term improvements in Membership Number: (New Members To Be Assigned) County Farm Bureau: Date of Birth Total Amount Enclosed: $ productivity and sustainability of the land Los Angeles County (Month – Day) while complying with or getting ahead of Applicant’s Name: Spouse’s Name regulations.” Mailing or Business Address: City ST Zip The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a broad-ranging program that typically pays 50 percent of the cost related Home Address: City ST Zip to improvements in soil, water, air, range and wildlife habitat on farms and ranches. Post Office Box City ST Zip It can share the cost of water conservation, integrated pest management, nutrient Membership Types & Dues Amount: Send Mail To: Phone Numbers: management, air quality improvements, Individual (Sustaining) $65.00 Mailing/Business Business Phone ( ) - rangeland management, manure management and more. Assistance can be in the form of Voting $90.00 Business Fax ( ) - structures and conservation “hardware” such Business $150.00 Home Home Phone ( ) - as irrigation or manure management facilities as well as incentives payments for proper *(Voluntary Donation) PO Box Work Phone ( ) - management to achieve environmental *Protect Farm Family Fund $25.00 Email ____________________________________ benefits. In 2006 California granted 1700 List your major commodities: EQIP contracts for almost $48 million. The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program Occupation: Ag-Related Business (WHIP) is open to agricultural and non- (Please Specify): agricultural landowners and managers. Non-Ag Business (Please Specify): Eligible lands include private, Tribal, and Issues of Interest: Ag Education Young Farmers & Ranchers Other: limited state and local government lands. Taxes Environment Land Use __________________ WHIP offers 5-10 year contracts for 75% cost Water Labor Commodity Issues share on environmental improvements on Energy/Public Utilities State Legislation __________________ land that supplies habitat for upland wildlife, wetland wildlife, threatened and endangered species, fish, and other types of wildlife. An emphasis is given to habitat for declining or _________________________________ ________________________________ important native species and for improving Signature Date wildlife habitat degraded by invasive species. In 2006 California allocated $865,000 in Contributions or gifts to Farm Bureau are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Farm Bureau dues may be deductible WHIP funds. by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense. If accepted by the county Farm Bureau above, your annual membership will begin on the first day of the month that your application was signed. Applications are ranked based on scores Return this application to: Los Angeles County Farm Bureau, 41228 12th Street West, Suite A, Palmdale, CA 93551-1400 reflecting their environmental benefit to Phone Number (661) 274-9709 Fax (661) 274-0637. Checkout our website: www.lacfb.com. national, statewide and locally identified resource priorities as well as a cost efficiency calculation. A more detailed explanation of local goals and ranking process can be Check (Please make checks payable to Los Angeles County Farm Bureau) Check #___________________________ found at www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. All eligibility forms must be submitted with Visa / ________________________ the application to be considered complete. Card Number Expiration Date Signature Necessary forms include an application, appendix, power of attorney if applicable, MC / ________________________ HEL-wetland certification and others listed Card Number Expiration Date Signature on the site referenced above. Applicants are encouraged to begin the process early ____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ to avoid unforeseen delays and assure their Name (As It Appears On the Card) Card Holders Address on Card application can be considered for funding this year. _______________________________ ______ (______)_______-_________ City State Phone Number Contact NRCS District Conservationist Jae Lee at (661) 945-2604 ext. 3 for more information. Page 6 November/December 2006 www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News By John Valentine Director, Sponsor Relations Nationwide Insurance Turkey Dot to Dot Valentj4@nationwide.com Preventing Protect Your Car Chemical Spray Drift As Well As Your Wallet Chemical spray drift can damage Sadly, some cars are stolen more often neighboring crops, yards, gardens, and/ than others and you could face higher or the landscaping of rural residents. insurance premiums if you drive a car Fortunately, crop damage or yard damage that’s considered an at-risk model. So before you buy or lease your next car, caused by drifting spray is preventable. ask your agent which cars top the most- Please consider the following tips when stolen list. spraying crops this season: It’s not always the make and model of • Check wind speed and direction. the car. The options you choose may Wind causes spray droplets to move make your car more enticing to criminals. off target. Thieves look for expensive add-on equipment like hubcaps, hood ornaments • Make certain wind conditions are and sophisticated sound systems. acceptable for spraying. Older cars aren’t necessarily immune, either. Thieves target vehicles that can • Always read the product label and be quickly resold or stripped for parts, use all drift-prevention measures because parts can be worth two to three listed. times the value of the whole car. • Use high-volume, low-pressure To be extra safe, park your car in a well- nozzles. Larger droplets drift less lit place and protect it by making sure than smaller droplets. Make sure windows and doors are completely closed nozzles are designed for the product and locked—even in your own driveway. being applied. Always pocket your keys, too, and if you must use valet service, lock your glove box and trunk, and leave an ignition-only • Keep your spray boon positioned as key. 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Also advertised Ping Hua Insurance Svcs Inc was “unlimited gravity canal water at $6.25 per acre, Ben Miller Insurance Agency per year.” James P Saurer Insurance Agcy Secure Insurance Services Inc 28 YEARS AGO Steve Brooks Insurance Service Got milk? Los Angeles County’s milk production is down Robert Edward Griffin but the demand for milk is up. E James Anderson Ins Agcy Inc Jose R. Armenta Agency Nahai Insurance Services Inc 12 YEARS AGO Peachland Farms comes to the Antelope Valley. R B P Insurance Services Inc Best Deal Insurance Sterling Marlin, Farm Bureau member in Tennessee’s Calabasas-tri County Insurance Maury County (near Columbia, Tenn.) becomes the 1994 Ana Insurance Brokerage Inc Daytona 500 champion. Isu Stephen B Marvin Ins Agcy Nis Insurance Agency Isu Uni Insurance Services Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 November/December 2006 Page 7 Advertising Arena Apparel & Accessories Financial Services Marketing / Media Insurance Services Mortgage Services Automotive Have you spoken to your broker lately? If you aren’t really happy with your broker or just can’t remember their name, give me a call and let’s talk about the level of service you need. Colleen King Insurance Agency Life • Health • Annuities • Long Term Care Working with Individuals and Businesses to make your choices easier. 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Amanda Whipple FAX: (661) 728-0150 www.CharliesMobileTools.com Posted 6/06/2006 Lancaster, CA email@example.com Entertainment Industry Tractor CASTING CALL J and J Farms A major reality production company is currently searching for young, attractive, energetic male farmers for an exciting new reality TV show. If you live or work on a farm, call or e-mail our casting department to schedule an audition. Show Pigs & Butcher Pigs FARMBOYCASTING@YAHOO.COM (310) 806-4859 (661) 943-4558 Call (661) 274-9709 to advertise on this page!!! Page 8 November/December 2006 www.lacfb.org • (661) 274-9709 Los Angeles County Farm Bureau News Farmers Wholesale Meats PUTTING “REAL” FOOD ... ... BACK ON THE TABLE “State Qualified For Cleanliness” OPENING NOVEMBER 2006 CUSTOM SLAUGHTERING SMOKING AND CURING •CUSTOM CUTTING AND WRAPPING •PORK •LAMB •BEEF •CUSTOM SAUSAGES •COMPLETE GAME PROCESSING •LOCKER RENTALS (661) 832-5941 3018 Taft Highway, Bakersfield MONDAY - FRIDAY 8 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to NOON Ron Howell, L.M.I., Owner Charlie Herrera, Curing BUSINESS MEMBER DIRECTORY AUTO FARMS / RANCHES FLORIST SUPPLY COMPANIES AV Battery Specialists Alesso Farms Palmdale-Lancaster Florist Distribution Supply Tech 1134 W. Avenue I P.O. Box 398 44761 10th Street West 4820 Lanier Road Lancaster, CA 93534 Rosamond, CA 93560 Lancaster, CA 93534 Chino, CA 91710 (800) 475-5431 (661) 256-0933 (661) 723-7673 (909) 627-3638 The Tire Store Bench Ranch GROCERY SUPPLIERS Michael Bench WATER AGENCIES 43923 N. Sierra Hwy Lancaster, CA 93534 7200 West Ave H Antelope Valley Produce Lancaster, CA 93536 Antelope Valley East Kern (661) 945-1833 206 West Nugent Water Agency (661) 949-9999 Lancaster, CA 93534 6500 West Avenue N (661) 942-5939 Palmdale, CA 93551 Billet Barn & Corral BREEDERS 48430 85th Street West (661) 943-3201 Lancaster, CA 93536 INSURANCE SERVICES E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org J and J Farms (661) 945-1249 General Meetings - 2nd and 4th Post Office Box 3427 E-mail: email@example.com Robert E. Griffin Insurance Tuesdays of the month Lancaster, CA 93586 44741 10th Street West (661) 943-4558 Forrest Godde Lancaster, CA 93534-2318 Littlerock Creek Irrigation E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 1152 (661) 948-0712 District Lancaster, CA 93584 E-mail: email@example.com 35141 N. 87th Street East (661) 940-3190 Littlerock, CA 93543 CONVENTION CENTER MACHINERY (661) 944-2015 Bennie E. 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