Food and the means by which it is produced are the subject of much review and debate. Local food depends upon California farmers and ranchers and the unique, diverse and fresh products they produce. While operating in the most populous state, they lead the nation in agricultural production and rank fifth among nations when it comes to value of food and farm production.
Farming is predominantly a family business in California, with more than 90 percent of farms owned by families, individual partnerships. The Farm Bureau strives daily to ensure that these families can continue to thrive and maintain an economically viable and efficient food and horticultural system for all who live here and for those outside our state who depend on our production
while producing he food and farm products we all depend on. With your Farm Bureau membership you'll receive the award wining magazine California Bountiful, a colorful and insightful publication featuring stories about California-grown foods, tempting recipes, gardening tips and much more. Your membership helps to aid the farmers and ranchers in growing food for people as well as providing habitat for wildlife, by preserving the many family farms and ranches where 90 percent of endangered species reside on private property. Farm Bureau will also provide you with an opportunity to learn more about locally grown food and the people who grow it.