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2019 Wine Grape Harvest Begins in Sonoma County

Following a record rainfall this past winter and a cool spring, the summer growing season has been near-perfect for Sonoma County winegrapes.  Now grape growers and winemakers throughout Sonoma County are in constant contact coordinating their schedules as the 2019 harvest began overnight. Among the first grapes of the season harvested in Sonoma County were picked this morning just after …

Sonoma County Ag Days Educates 5,000 Students About All Aspects of Agriculture

Santa Rosa, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – As 5,000 students descended on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and splashed through puddles on March 13 and 14, it was obvious they were all excited for a day out of the classroom. This year’s theme was the Year of Water and Soil, with an educational emphasis on these elements that are critical to …

The Future is a Return to Farm Bureau’s Mission

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 19, 2018) – In Sonoma County, our rich agriculture heritage is continually under attack from community members and elected officials who do not understand farming. There has never been more of a need for strong advocacy, education and communication on behalf of farmers. Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s board understands this and is making changes at Farm …

CDFA Announces Grant Funding Available For Healthy Soils Program

Sacramento, Calif., (March 9, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Healthy Soils Program (HSP). The program provides funding for incentivizing and demonstrating soil health practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve soil health. The HSP has two components: the HSP Incentives Program and the HSP Demonstration Projects. The …

Behind The Scenes

Santa Rosa, Calif., (February 28, 2018) – Everyone remembers those dreaded days of the firestorm of October, 2017. All of the brave, determined firefighters from so many places, Law Enforcement that came to help keep things safe, Army National Guard, Santa Rosa Police Department and last but not least, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, SCSO, …

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Visit Delta and Sonoma County

Sacramento, Calif., (January 25, 2018) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be holding a two-day meeting to discuss a variety of local agricultural issues impacting the Delta and Sonoma County.  As an advisory board to the governor and the CDFA secretary, the Board addresses issues of importance to California’s farmers, ranchers and community stakeholders. On Wednesday, January …

Sonoma County Sisters Growing Together Through Agriculture

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 9, 2018) – Suzanne and Alina Amaral describe themselves as polar opposites. But the sisters from Sonoma have a lot in common: both are successful, driven young women who have recently returned to Sonoma County to start their professional careers. Alina, 27, started her career as a veterinarian at Arroyo Veterinary Hospital in her hometown of …

Ag Workers Impacted By Fire Receive Housing Support

Santa Rosa, Calif., (December 6, 2017) – More than 150 agricultural workers and their families from Sonoma County who were displaced by the fires in October will begin receiving a much needed helping hand today from a housing recovery fund recently established by the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Beginning today, more than $430,000 …

Agriculture’s Response in a Crisis

Santa Rosa, Calif., (November 30, 2017) – Monday, October 9th marked the beginning of the worst firestorm in California history. As parts of Sonoma County were devastated by wildfires, our agriculture community stepped up to protect livestock and property. There are many accounts of this, including SCFB board members Doug and Jennifer Beretta moving cattle from Sonoma Mountain to Farm …

Sonoma County Agriculture Community Shows Strength and Resilience Following North Bay Wildfires

Santa Rosa, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – On October 9th, Sonoma County woke up to a natural disaster no one expected. Over the next week, more than 100,000 acres burned in Sonoma County and neighboring counties were also battling wildfires. During this time, fires in the North Bay burned an area larger than New York City. Despite the devastation our …

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