By the Numbers

Our farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities braved extraordinary events in 2022. And yet our more than 30,000 Farm Bureau members continued doing what they always have done—helping feed California and the world beyond, while battling to preserve America’s most critical agricultural economy and their way of life. Throughout the year, Farm Bureau continued to advocate for our farm communities, represent our members and provide them with our full range of services. These numbers tell our story for 2022.

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Legal battles over elk stress dairy farmers

In the 1960s, dairy farmers along the Marin County coast agreed to sell their ranches to the federal government to facilitate creation of the 71,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore in 1972. That sales accord created a partnership enabling 27 working ranches to continue operating—scattered between public beaches, hiking trails, campgrounds and, later, a reserve for native tule elk. But now Tim Kehoe and other Point Reyes dairy farmers say they fear they could be forced to shutter.

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Stored water gives farmers hope for plentiful supplies

As California’s weather swings from droughts to floods, farmers say they are planning for either extreme but remain confident knowing the water supply in state reservoirs is well above the historical average for this time of year. Yolo County farmer Fritz Durst said his crystal ball for the 2024 water year is unclear but added that surface water supplies remain plentiful with more winter weather to come.

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Festive family tradition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Holloway’s Christmas Tree Farm in Nipomo. Each year since its opening in 1962, the San Luis Obispo County tourist destination hosts thousands of visitors who come to the farm to sip hot chocolate, drive pedal cars, pet farm animals and search for the perfect Christmas tree.

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Try duck for dinner

When Jackson Family Wines chef Justin Wangler prepares meals or food-and-wine pairings at company wineries, he often serves duck—and enjoys witnessing the guests’ reactions. “They’re always amazed by the flavor,” he says. “A lot of people think they don’t like duck because they’ve only tasted the wild ones that are gamey and tough. But when you have farm-raised duck, it’s just so much milder in flavor and much more tender. It’s a wonderful, meaty flavor.”

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