A SACrAmeNtO COUNty FArm BUreAU PUBliCAtiON
may / June 2010 www.sacfarmbureau.org
Sacramento Special edition Annual Safety Diesel rule:
County Fair membership Seminar ‘AG’ Stickers
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Registration fees to help secondary
students in California Ag education
At the annual meeting of the Future
SACRAMENTO COUNTY FARM BUREAU Farmers of America (FFA) in Fresno,
CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura intro-
THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY duced an exciting new project - a special-
ized license plate reading, “California
registration fees from the program
will be used to assist secondary students
Photos by Shelby Hardesty
in agricultural education programs in
California through career awareness
activities, training, and leadership
“this is a great idea and long overdue.
Return the support, VOTE SCFB i urge all Californians to consider this
www.raleys.com/reach/1416408 license plate,” said Secretary Kawamura.
“What better way to show support for
agriculture? Our young people benefit
Photos from 2010 Health & Safety Fair held April 21st at Walnut Grove Elementary School
from an investment in their future, and
that helps all of us as we strive for contin-
Raley’s Reach gives SCFB a Chance to Improve ued food security in the decades ahead.”
the California Agriculture license
plate will cost an additional amount
its Annual Health & Safety Fair
U.S. Postage Paid
beyond normal registration fees. to order
Permit No. 696
a sequentially numbered set of plates
raley’s has been giving back years Health and Safety Fair, held April nutritious meals everyday . (a random selection by the DmV) will
to the community for 75 years 21, 2010 brought 275 attendees, mostly Winning this grant would help our initially cost $50 and then another $40 a
and this year they are letting the Spanish speaking and below the poverty community tremendously. So the year to renew. For personalized plates,
community vote for five deserv- level. Over 30 organizations partici- next time you log onto the internet, the additional initial cost is $98, with a
ing organizations to win $7,500. pated, 62 individuals were screened for take a second and vote for the Sac- $70 annual renewal fee. the plates can
Sacramento County Farm immunizations and 127 received them, ramento County Farm Bureau at be put on autos, trailers, or commercial
Bureau (SCFB) is looking for and many more had their cholesterol and www.raleys.com/reach/1416408. vehicles.
your support. SCFB would use blood pressure screened. A minimum of 7,500 registrants are
the $7,500.00 to improve the though our event was successful, the Don’t wait! Voting ends May 12. required before the DmV will produce
Annual Health and Safety Fair $7,500 would allow us to expand the Thank you for your support! the specialized plates. more information
held in Walnut Grove. this Fair beyond what we are currently able is available at www.calagplate.com
fair provides health, vision and to offer. it would allow us to secure
dental screenings for adults and women health screenings and stroke,
children as well as immunization abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral
screenings, safety presentations, arterial disease, breast cancer,
health information and more to heart disease & osteoporosis.
farm workers, their families, and it would also help provide
members of the Delta commu- healthy eating demonstrations,
nity in Sacramento County who cookbooks which would provide
may not be able to reach those families with the knowledge
services on their own. this and proper tools to make more
2 may • June 2010 www.sacfambureau.org
Calendar of Promoting and Protecting
Events President’s Agriculture throughout the
Message... County and the Region
By russell van loben Sel
9 mother’s Day
5 Cinco de mayo Sacramento County Farm Bureau action to create a short-term should not serve as an alterna-
5. Any actions should not result in
(SCFB) is dedicated to promoting and fix to facilitate getting water to tive for new storage.
2. there should be actions and
25 Board of Directors protecting agriculture throughout the points south of the Delta.
county and the region. Our members unresolved negative impacts.
meeting 7:30 pm @ are large and small, animal based and work started to develop long- On April 15, 2010, the CFBF Water
SCFB Office crop based. We sell to local, state, term actions to ensure reliabil- Advisory Committee was asked to
3. Any solutions must be cost
national and international markets. We ity of supply and storage. give the CFBF Board of Directors its
27-31 Sacramento County are so diverse, different and proudly position on the Water Bond (the Safe,
4. All solutions must enhance
Fair, Cal expo independent that it is not surprising to effective and affordable. Clean, and reliable Drinking Water
find that we occasionally disagree on issues. Supply Act of 2010). After much pas-
We are also members of the Califor- the viability of agriculture sionate debate on both sides of the issue,
5. All solutions must be based
nia Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), throughout the state. the committee of more than 20 farmers
where our differences are magnified from all over the state voted to recom-
and disagreements on issues occur more on sound, reproducible and mend endorsement of the Water Bond
frequently. Nothing seems to bring out verifiable science that is peer with a 19-2-1 vote, reflecting strong
our differences more than water. every agreement on a very contentious issue.
area in the state is suffering from sup- in both of these instances, we found a
31 memorial Day, Office What improved conveyance should
1. Any actions should not
ply and regulatory issues, both old and way to stay united so that we can ef-
Closed emerging. last November, SCFB par- fectively advocate for our industry. At
ticipated in a two day, statewide water times we will disagree, but we must not
impinge upon existing rights,
2. Actions should not jeopardize
summit and in march, we participated in allow those disagreements to diminish
contracts and priorities.
JUNE a one-day statewide workshop focused our ability to represent and advocate for
on improving conveyance through the agriculture. Only together can we be
the viability of agriculture
3. Actions should not degrade the
F1ag Day Delta. the day-long effort resulted in strong. Only together can we effectively
agreement on what improved convey- across the state.
represent our industry. Only together
ance should and should not do.
4. Any through Delta solution
can we protect and promote our future.
1. there should be immediate
What improved conveyance should do: fisheries or the environment. Good farming in 2010 to all of you!
Notes from the Editor... Charlotte mitchell, editor
SCFB executive Director
22 Board of Directors Keeping you informed
meeting, 7:30pm @
SCFB Office the beginning of 2010 has started off ance for Ag trucks, and the definition anyone else. the SCFB board of direc-
with a flurry of activity for SCFB. We of Farm labor Contractors. you are re- tors approved to enter into a memo-
Save the Date hosted the Annual member’s Dinner,
organized the Annual Farm Safety
sponsible for understanding new laws
or changes to existing laws and regu-
randum of Understanding with the
Pacific legal Foundation to file a petition
Seminar and the Annual Health and lations. in this case, ignorance is not with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to
SCFB Annual Golf Classic Safety Fair, which provided much an excuse. Farm Bureau works hard to delist the valley elderberry beetle from
Friday, July 9, 2010 needed health and safety services protect you from unnecessary laws and the endangered Species Act. Future
lockeford Springs Golf Course and information to farm workers and regulations and as a service to you, we issues of the Bulletin will provide
lodi, CA their families on behalf of our farm have begun to use an email notification updates to this process.
and ranch members. Not to mention system to keep you informed of the lat- i wish you a wonderful spring
Sacramento Foundation for covering the wealth of issues affect- est information and opportunities. Call and encourage you to contact our
Agricultural Education’s ing agriculture. this issue of the Bul- or email our office to be included in office at email@example.com or
“Toast to Education” letin covers important issues that may our notification system. We only send (916) 685-6958 if we can be of assis-
Winemakers’ Dinner affect you, take a moment to read information we feel would benefit you tance to you.
Saturday August 28, 2010 Capitol talk, Air Quality Compli- and will NeVer share your email with
Bulletin VOL. 28, No. 3
russell van loben Sels • President The FB Bulletin is published Bi-monthly by the Sacramento County Farm Bureau does
Kevin Steward • Vice President the Sacramento County Farm Bureau. Address not assume responsibility for statements by
Dan roemer • Vice President changes to publication office: advertisers or for products advertised in The
Walter Hardesty • treasurer FB Bulletin, nor does the Sacramento County
Guy rutter • executive member 8970 elk Grove Blvd. Farm Bureau assume responsibility for state-
YF&R Summer Barbeque elk Grove, CA 95624 ments or expressions of opinion other than
Herzog Park Charlotte mitchell • executive Director/editor telephone 916-685-6958 editorials or in articles showing authorship
August 14, 2010 imelda muzio • membership Development/ Fax 916-685-7125 by an officer, director or employee of the
Program Coordinator e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento County Farm Bureau.
Shelby Hardesty • Administrative Assistant www.sacfarmbureau.org
www.sacfambureau.org may • June 2010 3
93rd Annual Dinner... a Safari into the next Decade
Special Feature • Membership Benefits
nual Dinner is used to recognize SCFB to event sponsors and contributors in- as successful without the help of lo-
By Shelby Hardesty
Administrative Assistant accomplishments for the year, and gain cluding State Compensation insurance cal community business who donated
and Photographer support for the 2010 events. Among Fund, Allied and Nationwide insurance, raffle, silent and live auction prizes,
the accomplishments were the An- and Farm Credit West. S C F B also the help of the board of directors and
nual Farm Worker and manager Safety recognized the 2009 top selling insur- board members, the young Farmers
Seminar which brought more than 200 ance Agents and Brokers who write and ranchers, elk Grove FFA, and
the 93rd Annual Dinner was a huge employees and 25 manager/owners. Farm Bureau memberships. those Galt FFA Boosters, Justin trick our
success. Over three hundred supporters the Annual Health and Safety Fair included BPH insurance & Financial auctioneer, Pastor tim Stevenson who
arrived at the Galt littleton Center on which provided much needed resources Services, Beach & O’Neill insurance gave the invocation, as well as Alex
march 5th to help Sacramento County and health screenings to farm employ- Agency, Clinton Polley insurance Pickering, and the Sacramento County
Farm Bureau Safari into the Next ees and their families along the Delta Agency, Greg Comia insurance Agen- Farm Bureau Staff, Charlotte mitchell,
Decade! local farmers and ranchers, who may not have access to them, as cy, and Jeff Cartwright insurance Agen- imelda muzio and Shelby Hardesty.
citizens and several dignitaries; Assem- well as our Annual Golf Classic which cy. Ferrellgas was also recognized for
blywoman Allyson Huber, representa- takes place at lockeford Springs in being our major benefits partner and
tives from Congressman Dan lungren lodi. the Golf Classic raises funds to providing SCFB members discounts on
and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, support other programs, 4-H and FFA. propane.
elk Grove mayor Sophia Scherman, the Annual Dinner is also a time to the Annual
5th District Sacramento County Super- recognize supporters. President rus- Dinner would
visor Don Nottoli, Sacramento County sell van loben Sels gave special thanks not have been
Ag Commissioner Frank Carl, and rep-
resentatives from the California Farm
Bureau Federation including President
Paul Wenger, all gathered in support of
Sacramento County Farm Bureau.
Sacramento County Farm Bureau is
a non-governmental, nonprofit, volun-
tary organization whose purpose is to
protect and promote agriculture in Sac-
ramento County, and to find solutions to
the problems of the farm, farm home,
and the rural community. the An-
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Capitol Talk... From Washington to Sacramento
quality for all uses. the plan addresses in the state is enrolled in a Williamson previous load securement methods to
the environmental need, water quality Act contract. the contracts ensure that ensure cargo will not shift or spill. this
City of Elk Grove Sphere of Influence and reliability and is a short ‘fix’ that is land remains in agricultural production exemption does not apply to the trans-
On April 14 the elk Grove Council economically viable. by protecting it from development pres- portation of hay.
voted to remove the 100 year floodplain sure via tax incentives to farmers and motor carriers who have already ap-
area located on the east side of Hwy Hearing on Legislation to ranchers. plied for and received the exemption
99 along the Cosumnes river from the Assist Farmers and Processors local governments desperately need will automatically receive the exten-
SOi application to lAFCo. more in- with Emissions Compliance the subvention payments reinstated at sion through April 30, 2011 provided
formation can be found on our website the Senate Committee on Food and the state level in order to replace the they maintain their monthly reporting
as well as the new proposed map of the Agriculture held a hearing on SB 1241. foregone property tax revenue for prop- requirements to the CHP.
SOi area at www.sacfarmbureau.org the bill, authored by Senator Wolk erties operating under Williamson Act motor Carriers who would like to
(D-Davis), establishes a program for contracts. Now in its second year with- apply for the exemption should go to
Sacramento County the California Department of Food and out state funding, the long-term viabil- www.cfbf.com/issues and scroll to
Abandoned Wells Program Agriculture (CDFA) to administer an ity of the program is at stake. transportation.
Be advised the County environmental unspecified percentage of State Air re-
management Department (emD) has sources Board greenhouse gas (GHG) Merced to Sacramento Changes to the California water
been aggressively trying to find aban- emission source funds and federal High-Speed Train law for those who divert water
doned wells on private property over climate change funds to provide California High Speed rail Authority if you divert water by gravity or pump-
the last few months. All inspections opportunities for the agricultural sector is proposing high-speed train service ing from a surface stream or subterra-
have been stopped while emD reviews to reduce GHG emissions. SB 1241 was for travel between los Angeles and San nean stream flowing through a known
the manner of how the ordinance is be- approved out of committee on April 6, Diego in the south to the San Francisco and definite channel, or other body of
ing implemented. if you have received 2010. the bill will now be heard in the Bay Area and Sacramento in the north. surface water, into a canal, pipeline, or
a letter from emD or have questions Senate Committee on environmental the proposed route alternatives being other conduit, and includes impound-
about the program, call the Farm Bu- Quality. considered are the Central California ment of water in a reservoir, you must
reau at 916-685-6958. traction or the Union Pacific railroads report to the State Water resources
Williamson Act Letter throughout the section. Farm Bureau is Control Board by July 1, 2010 for 2009
to the Legislature Opposing involved with this issue and is concern water divisions.
California the Suspension of Funding of the impacts that it may have on ag- California law requires each person or
Sacramento Farm Bureau urges Farm Bureau continues its push to re- ricultural production and transportation organization that uses diverted surface
the legislature to support AB 1797 store $37.6 million in state Williamson of commodities up and down the central water or pumped groundwater from a
(Berryhill), Delta Corridors Plan. Act funding by signing a letter to the valley. known subterranean stream to: 1) file a
this bill would require the Depart- legislature, along with 31 other agricul- Statement of Water Diversion and Use
ment of Water resources to evaluate tural organizations, vigorously oppos- Agricultural Cargo Securement (Statement); or 2) file an application to
and study the “Delta Corridors Plan” ing the Governor’s January State Bud- Exemption Extended to April 30, 2011 appropriate water with the State Water
– a proposal that would allow water get proposal suspending funding for the the agricultural intrastate cargo resources Control Board (State Water
exporters to continue to convey water Act. President Wenger delivered tes- securement exemption has been Board), Division of Water rights (Di-
south through the Sacramento-San timony during a march 3rd legislative extended for another year, to April 30, vision). A Statement should be filed
Joaquin Delta. the department would hearing, telling the Senate local Gov- 2011 or until the federal regulations are if water is diverted and used under a
be required to prepare and submit to ernment Committee that, “allowing the adopted. the exemption is for intrastate claim of riparian entitlement to the nat-
the legislature, on or before January counties to assume the lead role without transportation of perishable agriculture ural stream flow.
1, 2012 a report that includes its fea- continued state oversight and enforce- products transported in bins, tubs, and For more information on the
sibility findings. the Delta Corridors ment capability would simply put the boxes, from the field to the first point California law and Statement of
Plan would protect the San Joaquin and proverbial fox in the hen house’. Near- of processing or packing. Under the Water Diversion and Use Form go to
Delta fisheries, while protecting water ly one-third of all privately owned land exemption, we will continue to use our www.sacfarmbureau.org
Special Feature • Membership Benefits
Farmers and Ranchers Mount Opposition to Water Quality Fees
the Sacramento Valley Water Quality current fee from 12 cents to 42 cents per tinue to be burdened by an onslaught Historically when a program becomes
Coalition managed by the Northern Cal- acre. of new fees and other costs throughout completely fee supported, the Governor
ifornia Water Association (NCWA)and As with previous proposals to impose the state. the water quality fee increase and legislators no longer consider it
the other Central Valley Water Quality fees on water rights and landowners, represents an unreasonable burden on relevant to the task of coming up with
Coalitions, Western Growers, Califor- NCWA on behalf of the SVWQC will landowners, farmers, and wetlands a budget. even though they do approve
nia Farm Bureau, the California rice urge the legislature to reject the fee in- managers who already spend nearly the expenditures – the fee supported
Commission, and a broad coalition of crease. NCWA is mounting a full court $1.5 million annually in the Sacramen- programs seem to get little or no attention.
agricultural organizations are strongly press with its state lobbyist and others to Valley on efforts that benefit water We urge farmers, ranchers and other
opposing the 229% water quality fee to request the Administration and leg- quality. landowners to write your elected
increase proposed in the Governor’s islature to keep the General Fund dol- NCWA, working alongside the officials and say NO to new fees on
2010-2011 Budget. the fee applied will lars in the irrigated lands Program as California Farm Bureau Federation, landowners in California.
be imposed on growers enrolled in the a public benefit, or, in the alternative, led the efforts in 200_ to challenge the For more information on Northern
irrigated lands regulatory Program to reduce the state’s program to reflect State Water resources Control Board’s California Water Association’s and
who are making efforts to improve the these financial times and the work done water rights fees. this case is before the Sacramento Valley Water Quality
state’s water quality. Under the Gover- by Water Quality Coalitions to adminis- the California Supreme Court. in this Coalition’s efforts contact Donn Zea
nor’s Budget Proposal, $1.7 million in ter the program. case, NCWA and Farm Bureau have email@example.com or Bruce
General Fund support for the program NCWA continues to lead the efforts asked the court to set aside the fees and Houdesheldt firstname.lastname@example.org
would be replaced by a proposed fee to oppose fees that are causing fiscal to refund water right holders through- (916) 442-8333.
increase of 30 cents per acre, taking the subsidence for landowners who con- out the state.
www.sacfambureau.org may • June 2010 5
Special Feature • Membership Benefits
2010 Annual Farm Safety Seminar
stands the importance of safety as it re- Funds for the Farm Safety Seminar
By imelda muzio
lates to business. educational presenta- are raised through several events
Development & tions for the workers were provided in held throughout the year such as our
Program Coordinator english and Spanish during the morn- Annual member’s Dinner and our
ing session. topics included Pesticide Golf Classic. Support was provided by
Safety, Heat Stress illness and Farm our benefits partners State Compensa-
more than 200 farmworkers and forty
Vehicle Safety. tion insurance Fund,
managers, owners, supervisors from
the afternoon employer session was FelS®, and Grainger.
merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, So-
provided by Farm employers labor resources were pro- Above: Grainger, a major benefits partner,
lano and yolo Counties attended Sacra- gave away farm safety products at the
Service (FelS®) and covered Ag vided by the Cali-
mento County Farm Bureau’s Annual employee session. Left: Imelda Muzio &
enforcement by Cal/OSAH, Division fornia Farm Bureau
Farm Safety Seminar on march 19th in Shelby Hardesty modle some or Graingers
of labor Standards enforcement, and Federation, and the
Walnut Grove. For over 30 years Sac- safety gear that was raffled off in the after-
Potential Pest Quarantine impacts on S a c r a m e n t o - yo l o
ramento County Farm Bureau has been noon session.
local Production. mosquito & Vector
providing the Farm Safety Seminar free
each participating operation received Control District.
of charge to its members who employ
a certificate listing the number of
workers on their agricultural operations.
workers that attended the event for their
Farmers and farmworkers must deal
with potential hazards on the farm on
a daily basis, and Farm Bureau under-
Top Clockwise: Over 230 farm labor workers attended
this years Safety Seminar. SCFB Employees model
Grainger’s safety products that were raffled off. CHP
CHP Officers use “beer goggles” to show the Ron Barsamian of Barsamian and Moody, speaks to Officers, Avila, Ortega, and Quintero speak to farm workers about farm vehicle safety.
Attendee’s were provided resource bags with information from local organizations like Sacramento-Yolo
affects that alcohol has on your motorskills. employers about handling agency enforment activities.
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Sacramento County Farm
A SPeCiAl eDitiON
Know your benefits!
Ferrellgas gives all current Sacramento County Farm Bureau members a discount on propane. Call their Elk Grove office at 916-685-4611 for current pricing.
Hiroshima Hiroshima Roth & Lewis provide all current Farm Bureau members one free hour of consultation per year and 20% off when an attorney has been formally retained. Visit their website at
Roth & Lewis www.hjrl.com.
Cota Cole & Cota Cole & Associates provide all current Farm Bureau members one free hour of consultation per year regarding any matter within the practice areas of the firm. When an attorney is
Associates formally retained members shall receive 20% off the attorney’s normal hourly rate for services rendered. Call Cota Cole & Associates at 916-780-9009.
Allied Insurance a member of the Nationwide family of companies, offers voting members up to a 12.5% discount on auto insurance, sustaining members up to a 7.5% discount on auto
insurance, 7.5% on business auto to a maximum of $500, and 5% on farm insurance up to $500/year. Contact an independent Allied agent for more details by calling 1-877-669-6877.
Nationwide Agribusiness is the leading farm and ranch insurer in California, offering plans for farms and ranches of all sizes. Members receive a 5% discount, up to $500 annually, on farm
polices, and a 7.5%, up to $500 annually, on business auto policies. Contact a local independent agent at www.cfbf.com/farmagents/.
Nationwide offers voting members up to a 12.5% discount on auto insurance, sustaining members up to a 7.5% discount on auto insurance, 7.5% on business auto to a maximum of $500,
Nationwide Insurance Company of America and 5% on farm insurance up to $500/year. Contact your local Nationwide agent for more details by calling 1-877-OnYourSide (1-877-669-6877).
State Compensation Insurance Fund Ask your broker about the Farm Bureau group and receive a 6% discount on your workers’ compensation insurance policy through State Fund. Only
agricultural producers are eligible for enrollment. For assistance with the Farm Bureau Group, call 800-773-7667.
Health Net offers an array of health products, including health savings accounts, Medicare supplements, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term care and other benefit options. To locate a
Health Net agent, call 800-448-4411 or visit www.healthnet.com.
News and Entertainment
Ag Alert ®
AgAlert giving producers the edge with news, research and marketing trends, this weekly newspaper is first in ag news. Learn more at www.cfbf.com.
California Country a lifestyle magazine and TV show with farm family profiles, recipes, gardening tips and more. Take a look at www.californiacountry.org.
Farm Bureau Prescription Discount Program Discounts of up to 75 % on brand and generic prescription medications. This program is honored by more than 4,500 local, regional and
national pharmacies in California and more than 57,000 national and regional pharmacies. Log onto www.cfbf.com or call our Help Desk at 800-698-3276 to obtain your discount card.
ClearValue Hearing’s Professional Hearing Network and Siemens, have teamed up to develop a unique Hearing Healthcare Benefits Program exclusively for Farm Bureau members and their
families. This comprehensive plan can save members up to 20-25% off of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on Siemens Hearing Aids and offers significant savings on other hearing
healthcare needs including ear protection and ear molds from Westone EarMold Laboratories. For more information, visit their website at, www.clearvaluehearing.com or call 888-497-7447.
At LensCrafters, Farm Bureau members receive a 20% discount on eyewear, lenses and initial exams when they present their Farm Bureau membership card along with the plan number that
members can obtain by calling the FB Help Desk at 800-698-3276. For more information on LensCrafters, call 1-800-522-LENS.
Preferred Alliance specializes in drug and alcohol testing compliance programs for employers and independent owner operators. Get help in complying with mandated Department of
Transportation (DOT) testing for truck drivers. 20% discount on setup fee for Farm Bureau members. Call 877-272-5227 ext. 314.
www.sacfambureau.org may • June 2010 7
Bureau Membership Benefits
N OF tHe BUlletiN
Members qualify for a 10% discount on Grainger items. Additionally, members can get 55% off suggested list prices on Proto Tools, 50% on Stanley Tools and 35% on farm-duty motors,
as well as extra discounts on many “green” home and office products. Members should call the Sacramento County Farm Bureau office or the toll-free Member Help Desk at 800-698-FARM
to obtain the discount code. Free shipping on all orders placed on Grainger.com.
Kelly-Moore and Dunn Edwards Paints help Farm Bureau members tackle painting projects can now spread their funds a bit further through these discount programs. Members can save
up to 30% at Dunn-Edwards Paints and Kelly-Moore Paints. Call the FB Help Desk to obtain the discount codes at 800-698-FARM (3276).
Members receive a $500 bonus savings on Dodge Ram pickups and vans, Durango SUVs, Dakota trucks, Caravans, and Grand Caravans. New members are eligible after a 30-day waiting
period. For more information call, 800-698-3276.
Lands’ End offers outfitting ideas that fit the way you work, and smart incentives or awards that last long after the event ends. They’ll add your logo to the items you want or send you
undecorated apparel. The choice is yours. You’ll always save 10% on product and logo fees. Plus there’s no minimum to buy. Shop online at ces.landsend.com/CAFB or call 800-916-2255.
Farm Employers Labor Service helps reduce costs and take the headaches out of complying with complicated federal and state regulations. FELS® keeps you up-to-date on farmworker employment
requirements with our Summary of Employment Requirements for California Ag Employers, HR Compliance Manual and our Laminated Official Notices posters. All are designed to make sure you are in
compliance every day, and all are available at a 20% discount for FELS subscribers. FELS also offers Farm Bureau members a $100 discount on enrollment, call 800-753-9073.
If you are in the market to finance or refinance, Farm Bureau Bank offers low-rate vehicle loans with no payments for up to 90 days. Inquire about the high-yielding Money Market and
Certificate of Deposit accounts, or apply online for a Farm Bureau Bank MasterCard® credit card and receive an instant decision online. For more information, call 800-492-3276 Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST or visit www.farmbureaubank.com.
Anderson Marketing helps you show your western connections with fine Farm Bureau logo gifts and apparel. A wide selection of quality clothing and business items are available. For more
information or to order, go to www.farmbureaucompanystore.com or call Anderson Marketing at 800-847-1703.
Avis offers discounts for Farm Bureau members in California. Call Avis toll-free at 800-698-5685 or visit www.avis.com. Use AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number A298805.
Save 15% when you make an advanced reservation by phone at 800-566-8422 or by going to www.budgettruck.com/californiafarmbureau. The discount applies to truck rental only.
Taxes, surcharges, refueling, moving supplies and optional items are extra. Offer may not be combined with any other discounted rate or promotional offer. Call the Farm Bureau Help
Desk at 800-698-3276 for more information.
Budget Budget also offers discounts for Farm Bureau members. Call Budget toll-free at 800-527-0700 or visit www.budget.com. Use BDC (Budget Customer Discount) number T553900.
Hertz offers discounts to Farm Bureau members. Discounts are available at participating locations in the U.S. and more than 150 foreign countries, operating from 7,000 locations. Make
your reservations online at www.hertz.com or by calling 800-654-2210. Use discount code 42283.
Hotel and Theme Park Discounts
Farm Bureau members save 20% off published rates at almost 5,000 Choice Hotels® worldwide! Save 20% at participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality Inn®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®,
MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay®, Rodeway Inn® and Econo Lodge® hotels. For more details, call 800-258-2847 and mention your Farm Bureau ID #00209510
or go to www.choicehotels.com.
Wyndham Farm Bureau members receive an additional 20% off the “Best Available Rate” at participating locations every time they travel. Call their special member benefits hotline at 877-670-7088 and give
the agent your special ID number (66544) at the time of booking to receive the discount. Baymont Inns and Suites®, Days Inn®, Knights Inn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Microtel Inns
Hotels and Suites®, Ramada Worldwide®, Super 8®, Travelodge® Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®
Theme Park Stretch your entertainment dollars with a variety of discounts at major amusement parks and attractions including Sea World, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Santa
Discounts Cruz Boardwalk and more. Contact the Sacramento County Farm Bureau office to obtain coupons or to purchase discounted tickets.
8 may • June 2010 www.sacfambureau.org
Diesel Rule: ‘AG’ Stickers Mark Qualified Agricultural Trucks
By Steve Adler, AgAlert placing orders as their needs demand it. Cory said the Air resources Board is ments are available at www.arb.ca.gov/
California Farm Bureau Federation We have even had one county (Sonoma) expected to make a number of changes dieseltruck or by calling the ArB diesel
order 2,000 stickers in one order,” said to the emissions rule in the next few hotline at 866-634-3735.
Black-and-white “AG” stickers are
margie Wood of the CFBF leadership months. But those changes will not Additional information about the diesel
showing up on agricultural diesel ve-
Development and membership market- affect the compliance deadline for the truck rules is available on the California
hicles around the state, as farmers and
ing Division, who is coordinating state- agricultural portion of the rule, she said. Farm Bureau Web site at www.cfbf.com.
ranchers take steps to comply with a
wide distribution of the stickers. Although the ArB had set a deadline
new regulation by the California Air re-
the decals can also be obtained from of march 31 to participate in the agri- Steve Adler is associate editor of
sources Board to reduce emissions from
the California Agricultural Aircraft cultural compliance program, there is a Ag Alert. He may be contacted at
diesel vehicles operating on California
Association, California Association of possibility that applications submitted email@example.com.
Winegrape Growers, California Cattle- late may be accepted.
through the efforts of the California
men’s Association, California Citrus “i have been getting frequent calls about
Farm Bureau Federation and other agri-
mutual, California Cotton Ginners and this from farmers and ranchers, and i am
cultural organizations, the Air resources
Growers Associations, California Grape advising everyone to send their forms to
Board, in establishing the new regula-
and tree Fruit league, California rice ArB with their vehicle information as
tion, granted an extended compliance
Commission, Nisei Farmers league, quickly as possible,” Cory said. “i think
period for certain agricultural trucks to
Western Plant Health Association and ArB is aware of what a large task it
have their diesel engines retrofitted or
Western United Dairymen. has been to edu-
replaced. those vehicles are the ones
there are five categories of diesel trucks cate people about
eligible to display the glossy, 5-by-8-inch
that can qualify as agricultural vehicles this complicated
under the rule: fertilizer or pesticide rule, and we hope
Under the rule, qualified agricultural
trucks; trucks owned by a farming busi- the board will be
vehicles have at least until Jan. 1, 2017,
ness and used exclusively in agricultural flexible in accept-
to meet the new diesel standard. Agri-
operations; trucks designed for in-field ing applications.”
cultural trucks driven fewer than 10,000
operations; trucks used to carry products Diesel vehicles
miles a year will have until Jan. 1, 2023.
from farm to first point of processing; that do not qual-
Older, non-agricultural trucks must begin
and specialty agricultural vehicles, a ify for the agri-
retrofitting their engines as early as 2011,
limited category for equipment such as cultural vehicle
depending on the age of the truck.
cotton module movers, farmer-owned provisions must
“i put less than 2,000 miles a year on
water trucks (not for hire), feed trucks at meet the require-
this truck moving tractors and other farm
beef feedlots or nurse rigs for agricultural ments of the
equipment from one field to another,”
aircraft. Specialty agricultural vehicles regulation like
said farmer Wallace Chan of Courtland,
have no mileage restrictions, but are lim- other, non-agri-
as he placed one of the AG stickers on
ited to 1,100 vehicles in the San Joaquin cultural vehicles.
the cab of a large diesel truck. “if i had
Valley and 2,200 statewide. Once the Fact sheets, com- Wallace Chan of Courtland places an AG sticker on the cab of a large diesel
to replace this truck’s engine, it would
limits are reached, no more vehicles will pliance tools and truck that he uses to haul farm equipment from one field to another. He puts
cost me a great deal of money, and this less than 2,000 miles a year on the vehicle.
qualify as specialty agricultural vehicles. regulatory docu-
is an expense that i wouldn’t be able to
pass on to anyone else. i am very thank-
ful to Farm Bureau for getting farmers Sacramento Farm Bureau Foundation for Ag Education - Raising Funds for Scholarships and Education
like me some more time to comply with
these new rules.”
Farm Bureau facilitated ordering the
“AG” stickers to be distributed by county
Farm Bureaus and other agricultural
Save the Date
“Once your diesel truck qualifies as
an agricultural vehicle under the rule,
‘A Toast to Education’
you have another obligation: you must Winemakers’ Dinner
clearly mark that truck. And you must
mark it in a certain way, with the letters Saturday, August 28, 2010
‘AG’ on the left and right door of each McConnell Estates Winery
qualified vehicle,” CFBF Director of en-
vironmental Affairs Cynthia Cory said.
Owners must affix labels or paint an AG Evening includes VIP tour
identification on their qualified diesel and barrel tasting with the
vehicles by April 30.
to make the process easier, Farm Bu- winemaker, four course
reau and other agricultural organizations dinner prepared with local
have provided stickers that meet the ArB
rules for identifying agricultural diesel herbs, meats and produce.
vehicles. those stickers are available at All served in a vineyard setting.
county Farm Bureau offices around the
state; Farm Bureau members may check
with their county Farm Bureau to find out
how to get them.
“We initially ordered 20,000 stickers.
We have had an incredible response
from county Farm Bureaus regarding the
diesel sticker program. Almost all of the
counties have placed at least one order, Purchase tickets in advance at www.sacfarmbureau.org or by calling (916) 685-6958
if not two or three. many have been
www.sacfambureau.org may • June 2010 9
I’m a Farm Bureau member because...
Before Steve and I purchased
Alied Insurance, we knew little about the
Sacramento County Farm Bureau except
that we could receive a discount on our
insurance by joining. So we did. Now,
more than 10 years later, we are still
members and still enjoying our association
with the Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau
is local; they have a presence at commu-
nity events making it easy for members and
non-members alike to get to know them.
Take A Walk On The Wild Side! They are friendly, helpful and knowledge-
2010 Sacramento County Fair Is A Summer Safari of Fun! able. Discounts, such as insurance, hotels
and paint, brought us in; getting to know
SACrAmeNtO, CA –Preparations are underway for the 74th annual Sacramento some of the local farmers and ranchers and Judi Nelson
County Fair. the event –beginning on thursday, may 27th and running through the care they take in providing high qual- of Elk Grove
memorial Day, promises an abundance of affordable entertainment for the entire ity food for us, our children and grandchil-
family to enjoy. dren keeps us supporting them - and the
“Creating a fun, safe and affordable fair is our primary goal,” said t.J. Plew, the Sacramento County Farm Bureau…
Fairs manager, “But what sets us apart from most events is our mission to provide a
platform for agriculture education.”
to this end, the fair will display hundreds of 4-H and FFA livestock exhibits, host a
fair-time agricultural scavenger hunt, create a 14,000 square foot hands-on ranch-life
exhibit “Sunflower Saddle ranch” sponsored by Crystal ice Cream and build exhibits
dedicated to the county’s top commodities.
Sacramento County Farm Bureau will be featured in the Sunflower Saddle
Ranch. Members that visit the Farm Bureau booth will receive complimentary
gifts including a ticket valid for one (1) free carnival ride compliments of the
County Fair, so bring your Farm Bureau membership card!
Maintaining a general law practice with an emphasis on
“Simple pleasures are priceless, and we understand how important it is for families Ag business law, environmental easements and estate planning
to enjoy quality time,” said Plew. “the fair offers activities that will create special
moments for children, and bring back fond memories for parents and grandparents 30 years of legal and agricultural experience in the Central Valley
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this year a variety of enjoyable acts and entertainment will impress audiences
• Wild About monkeys, featuring animals from “evan Almighty”
• Hypnotic Comedy by tyzen and Spike’s extreme Juggling
• County Fair Demolition Derby, Saturday, may 29, 6 Pm
• youth dance groups, local vocalists, choirs and athletes
the 2010 Sacramento County Fair is may 27 – 31 at Cal expo. Seniors and Kids
are free every day and general fair admission is $3.00. Discount carnival tickets and
demolition derby tickets are available if purchased before may 27. For tickets and
event information call 916-263-2975. you can also log on to www.SacFair.com or
find us on Facebook key words Sacramento County Fair.
10 may • June 2010 www.sacfambureau.org
Bounty of The County Buy Directly from California Growers
at a Certified Farmers’ Market!
2010 MARKET TIMES AND LOCATIONS
Hot Artichoke Dip EVERY SATURDAY
(starts march 6th)
8:00 Am - Noon
Recipe from Ree Drummond - The Pioneer Women Cooks 8:00 Am - Noon Country Club Plaza
Sunrise Station Watt and el Camino
Ingredients Folsom and Sunrise Blvd. (Butano Dr. Parking lot)
two 14 oz cans artichoke hearts, (light rail Parking lot) Open All year
drained Open All year
One 8 oz block cream cheese EVERY SUNDAY EVERY SATURDAY
1 cup real mayonnaise 8:00 Am - Noon 8:00 Am - Noon
Cayenne Pepper State Parking lot laguna Gateway Center
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 8th and W Streets laguna and Big Horn Blvds.
(Under Freeway) (elk Grove, CA - Front of PetSmart)
Freshly ground black pepper Open All year Open All year
Directions: EVERY TUESDAY EVERY TUESDAY
10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees roosevelt Park Fremont Park
2. mix 1 can artichokes, cream cheese, and mayonnaise in a food processor 9th and P Streets 16th and P Streets
(if you don’t have a food processor, do smaller batches in the blender, or (Around Park) (Around Park)
simply chop and stir together) reopens may 4, 2010 reopens may 4, 2010
3. Sprinkle in cayenne pepper to taste. (Consider your guests) Add the green EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAY
onions to the bowl as well. 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm 4:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm
4. Pulse the mixture 6 or 7 times. you DON’t want to liquefy it; just get the Chavez Plaza elk Grove regional Park
artichokes all chopped up and mixed with the other ingredients. mix in the 10th and J Streets elk Grove-Florin road
Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste, and set aside. (Front of City Hall) (elk Grove, CA - Next to Pavilion)
reopens may 5, 2010 reopens may 12, 2010
5. roughly chop the artichokes from the remaining can. Get them down to
bite-sized pieces. EVERY THURSDAY EVERY THURSDAY
6. Add the artichoke pieces to the dip and stir together gently. 8:00 Am - Noon 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
Florin Sears Store Downtown Plaza
7. Pour the mixture into an oven-safe dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until Florin road & 65th Street. 4th and K Streets
heated through and bubbly (Front Parking lot) (Between macy’s & Holiday inn)
8. Serve with blue tortilla chips, crackers, or white button mushrooms. Open All year reopens may 6, 2010
HELPFUL HINT: If you have any artichoke dip left the next day, use it as a
sandwich or Panini spread. Delicious!
Makes 4 cups
Support the Family Farmer
January 30th 2010
Dear Sacramento Farm Bureau
Get the gives up to 3% of I wanted to thank you fro your continued financial support since it has helped me succeed academically. I am so close to the
end of my undergraduate career and can honestly say that I could not have done it without your help. The Sacramento Farm
S.H.A.r.e.S purchases to the Farm Bureau. Bureau gave me the opportunity to go after my dreams and to become the first college graduate in my family. Thank you, I
Card - team Call the Sacramento County Farm will be forever in your debt.
up with Bureau Office (916) 685-6958 for Overall, I have made good use of my time in college by working hard in my classes, internships, jobs and volunteer position
Savemart more information or to have one to make sure that I could someday be a doctor. During my junior year I held the position of co-coordinator on the executive
board of Mujeres Ayudando la Raza. Although, extremely stressful and time-consuming, the position showed me how to be
and help us sent to you! a leader, to negotiate and work well under pressure. It also allowed me to be the primary organizer of our 13th annual Youth
continue supporting family farms Conference which successfully motivated 150 underprivileged high school students to pursue a post-secondary education. I
and ranches. every time you shop also started interning with the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP), where I screen and enroll patients
in the doctor’s studies, and gives me an in-depth view of the medical field and great interactions with attending and residents of
and swipe the card, Savemart the ER. During this time I also continued volunteering with the Imani Clinic, the student run, free clinic in Sacramento, as an
interpreter for the Spanish-speaking patients, as well as a counselor for the Imani Health Education Outreach Program where
I recommend exercise and diet lifestyle modifications to patients with chronic disease. My experience as a counselor was life
changing and reaffirmed that the medical field was the right career path for me, that being a “real doctor” in primary care is the
Ag Foundation Scholarship Contributors perfect specialty for me. Although the year with leadership, volunteering and my job as a laboratory assistant was difficult, I
was able to keep my grades up and actually increase my GPA to a 3.5.
This school year, my last, I started working with the Cognitive and Brain Imaging Laboratory as an intern tracing brain
structures on MRI scans, as well as working as a research assistant with the Privalsky Lab where I help with their work on the
A special thank you to the following SCFB members who have contributed so mutant thyroid hormone receptor. I am only a general member for Mujeres Ayudando la Raza now but I continue to volunteer
generously to our Ag education & Scholarship Fund since the publication of our with EMRAP and the Imani Clinic. Now, in my senior year, I know exactly how the next few months will play out: in
march/April issue. We truly appreciate your support. your donation reinforces December of 2020 I will finish taking classes and officially graduate, take the MCAT in the summer, and apply to med school
in June of 2011 in order to matriculate in the fall of 2012. During my year and a half off from school I will either work in a
the importance of agricultural education for our future young farmer and ranchers. research lab, as a substitute teacher or maybe even through the AmeriCorps. Even though my path to medical school is longer
thank you for this special support! than I originally anticipated, it is the perfect one for me.
I honestly could not have done so well in school or be so close to becoming a doctor had it not been for the emotional and
Arthur Jones laura t. Smith financial support that I received from family, friends and the Sacramento Farm Bureau. Thank you so much for choosing
Bob erman leland A Schneider me as a scholarship recipient four years ago- you have truly changed my life. I can only hope that you continue to make
differences in young people’s life like you did in mine. A million thanks!
Cal-Bart Orchards martin mcAllister
Chris elmer michael Passmore Sincerely,
Fonseca And Fonseca inc. Patricia rosauer
Frank Skover rafat Alafranji Yahanna Sandoval
UC Davis c/o 2010
Gary C. Silva, Jr. richard meier Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior Major
George Welcher Shelby Hardesty International Relations Major
Guy A Norcutt Steven Defer
Helen robles thomas l. mooney
Hugh t. mooney Wayne Cecchettini
Janice James William Fuller
www.sacfambureau.org may • June 2010 11
Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle with SIMS
A leader in recycling in California, and a member of the Sacramento
County Farm Bureau, Sims Metal is a full service recycler of ferrous
and non-ferrous metals. We buy used farm equipment and have
three convenient Valley locations Sacramento, Stockton and Rancho
For more information, please call Kent Rieger at (916) 710-6250
Sims Metal, 130 North 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Help Stop Metal Theft Classifieds
If you are a victim of metal theft please use our industry association’s Theft Alert Farm Bureau members receive a free 3-line ad in the Bulletin. to submit an ad, mail it to
System to notify recyclers in Sacramento County and surrounding areas as soon Sacramento County Farm Bureau, 8970 elk Grove Blvd., elk Grove, CA 95624,
as the theft occurs. Please visit www.isri.org/theft for more information. call (916) 685-6958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hay and Feed Your Ad Here!
Hay for sale. (916) 825-2674 Call or email today to place your ad!
Business member Directory
Support the businesses that are supporting you
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Dairy Farmers of America energetic Painting and Drywall elk Grove • (916) 685-6546 Sacramento • (916) 442-1118
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Bradshaw Veterinary Clinic Ferrellgas Folsom • (916) 984-3000
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elk Grove Dairy Service BPS Propane Svc, inc. Sacramento • (916) 799-7574
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lodi District Grape Growers’ FeeD & SUPPlieS
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12 may • June 2010 www.sacfambureau.org
I’m a Farmer, So I Can’t Be a
Farm Labor Contractor--Can I?
By Farm employers labor Service
service, the definition of “farm labor con-
tractor” (FlC) in the California labor Code
Wrong! this seems to be one of the most is met. Section 1682 of the California labor
common and persistent misunderstandings Code specifies that an FlC includes any
we encounter among farm operators in Cali- “person who, for a fee, employs workers to
fornia. render personal services in connection with
in fact, any time a farmer assigns his owns the production of any farm products to, for,
employees to do work on another farmer’s or under the direction of a third person….”
farm and the other farmer pays a fee for that Anything you do that makes you an
16th Annual Sacramento County
Farm Bureau Golf Classic Farm workers prune grapes in Courtland.
Friday, July 9, 2010 FlC under California law triggers myriad
requirements for FlC licensure, such as
Lockeford Springs Golf Course applying for a license, payment of more
16360 North Highway 88, Lodi than $500 in license fees, posting of a surety
bond to ensure payment of wages, con-
tinuing training, examinations and annual
license renewal. Penalties for violations of
Sponsorship state FlC requirements are stiff, ranging
from $1,000 to $5,000 and up to six months
Eagle Sponsor ...................................$1500
Player Spot $100 in jail for violators.
Green fees for four (includes cart, lunch, dinner,
Entry fee includes green fee, tee prize bag, cart, driving Failure to carefully observe state-law FlC
tee prize bag, and more)
range, refreshments, lunch longest drive, closest-to-the license requirements not only exposes to
Your Company name in program and cart GPS liability a farmer with employees working
Exclusive Tee Recognition pin prizes, and BBQ dinner.
on a neighboring farm, but also exposes the
Dinner Recognition neighboring farmer to penalties for using of
Acknowledgement in the Bulletin and 3 months 10:30 a.m. Registration an unlicensed FlC.
on the SCFB Website 11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Lunch So…what do you do if you’re sending your
Dinner Sponsor.................................$500 12 noon Putting Contest employees over to your neighbor’s farm to
Dinner for two disc a field, prune some grapes, or clean out
1:00 p.m. Tee Off (Shotgun Start)
Prominent display of your company name in an irrigation ditch?
program and on water cart 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards
Start by answering a fundamental question:
Birdie Sponsor ..................................$250 Am i willing to become an FlC and meet
Your company name and promotion table Return form with payment to: the many requirements associated with that?
at a tee, and two lunches. SCFB if not, you would be well served to ask your
Tee Sponsor .......................................$100 8970 Elk Grove Blvd., neighbor to directly hire, supervise and pay
Your company name at the tee, your employees, with none of those funds
Elk Grove, CA 95624
recognition in dinner program and in the Bulletin. passing through your hands.
if you hire an FlC, you must:
SIGN ME UP! TEAM INFORMATION
• inspect the FlC’s license to make sure it
REGISTRATION DUE JUNE 25, 2010
Golfer 1. (Team Captain) appears genuine on its face.
Eagle Sponsor ......................... $1500 • Get and keep a copy of the license for
Fax or Email
Dinner Sponsor ....................... $500 Golfer 2. • Verify with the Division of labor Stan-
Birdie Sponsor ........................ $250 Fax or Email dards enforcement within three business
Tee Sponsor ............................ $100
. days after the hiring that the FlC has a
Golfer 3. valid state license.
Player Spot .............................. $100 Fax or Email Fax: (559) 248-1895 Call: (559) 248-1893
Additional Lunch .................... $10 email: FlClicensingVerification@dir.ca.gov.
Golfer 4. if you have questions or concerns about
Additional Dinner ................... $25 Fax or Email using FlCs or need to know if you are
an FlC under state law, call FelS at
Sponsor Name (if sponsor) PAYMENT INFORMATION 1-800-753-9073, or consult the FelS
website at www.fels.net.
Address Total$ q Check q Visa q MasterCard q AmEx
City, State Zip Credit Card # Exp.
Name of Card Holder
Phone with area code Fax
Email Address City, State Zip Phone