By the Numbers

Extraordinary events that California farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities faced in 2023 underscored what the more than 26,000 members of the California Farm Bureau already knew: Our farmers and ranchers will rise to any challenge to produce the food and fiber that America needs, even as those challenges may change dramatically.

Farm Bureau fought for our agricultural communities and way of life, while providing our members with our full range of services in 2023. These numbers tell the story.

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Farmers regroup after storms batter state

With a respite from stormy weather, farmers say they are surveying for any damage and waiting for the ground to dry so they can access fields and orchards to make repairs or do other practices.

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As organic sector thrives, research seeks to catch up

California leads the nation in organic agricultural production, accounting for more than $14 billion in organic sales and 36% of the U.S. organic market in 2021. Yet research has lagged behind the exponential growth of organic farming in the state. Now that trend may be changing, thanks to an increasing focus on supporting organic studies and information sharing.

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The Johnny Appleseed of beans

When Carlo Guardado craves a flavorful, satisfying lunch, his favorite go-to is a bowl of beans with a tortilla. An important staple of his Mexican heritage, beans, packed with protein and fiber, are just as filling as “a big, hefty sandwich,” Guardado says. As much as he enjoys eating beans, the chef likes cooking with them even more, incorporating them into entrées, side dishes and appetizers. His two favorites are cowboy beans and dirty rice with roasted vegetables.

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Seasons of life

From sleepless nights during the ground-shaking almond harvest to long days cultivating thousands of acres, the winning images from the 42nd annual California Farm Bureau Photo Contest depict the real daily lives of people within our state’s diverse agricultural sector. Two of the photos were captured within days of each other—one showing a dairy cow standing in fresh snow and the other a bundle of just-harvested flowers against a lush, mountainous landscape.

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