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About mcfarmbureau

Since 1923 Marin County Farm Bureau has helped to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of Marin County resources. One of our main goals is to unite the agricultural community to work together in the formation of policies that affect our lives as ranchers. We work at the local, state, and national level with all of our elected officials to improve legislation and regulations that could be detrimental to agriculture. In 2007 we worked very closely with the Marin County Board of Supervisors during the County Wide Plan update. This close relationship resulted in a much improved plan from where it started, a number of changes to the plan helped benefit agriculture and our farming families. Marin County Farm Bureau prides itself in being the voice of agriculture for Marin’s farmers and ranchers. The Marin County Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout Marin and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. On a state level, Farm Bureau is California’s largest farm organization, comprised of 53 county Farm Bureaus currently representing approximately 76,500 members in 56 counties. Farm Bureau strives to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of California’s resources. Farm Bureau is organized on a county, state and national basis-in that order. The county Farm Bureau is the nucleus of the organization. It is here that members join by payment of nominal annual dues which entitles them to the wide range of services and benefits of

Update on Local Coastal Plan

Marin County Farm Bureau has submitted the following comments on the agriculture and biological resources sections of the Local Coastal Plan update.  The October 2nd hearing is the the only  hearing planned by our Supervisors on these issues.  We still have many outstanding concerns that our … Continue reading

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LCP Issues

The Marin County Farm Bureau submitted its comments and concerns on the Local Coastal Program Amendments (LCPA) Planning Commission-Recommended Draft documents.  The following documents contain Farm Bureau’s discussions and recommendations:   Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) Issues – Attachment #1   Development … Continue reading

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Marin County Farm Bureau Honors George Grossi and Hal Brown

Friday night, February 24th at the Margaret Todd Center in Novato, Marin County Farm Bureau held its annual dinner where Farm Bureau members along with public officials get a chance to get together and enjoy a fabulous dinner and drinks and … Continue reading

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MCFB Comments on LCP Natural Systems

Marin County Farm Bureau submitted these comments on the “Natural Systems” section of the Local Coastal Plan on  November 25, 2011: November 25, 2011  Marin County Planning Commission c/o Kristin Drumm via email: MarinLCP@co.marin.ca.us   Re:      Local Coastal Program Update: Natural … Continue reading

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Drakes Bay Oyster Company EIS Comments

Marin County Farm Bureau submitted the following letter on the  Environmental Impact Statement {EIS} for the  Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit: Re:      EIS on Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit   Dear Superintendant Muldoon The Marin County Farm … Continue reading

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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The State Water Resources Control Board has rewritten their Policy regarding OWTS’s (Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems) because last year they received so much public input on the original policy which would have been devastating to anyone who has a septic system.  … Continue reading

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Annual V.I.P. Luncheon

Our annual Marin County Farm Bureau V.I.P. Luncheon took place Tuesday, October 4th, at the Pomi Ranch in Marin County.  The purpose of this luncheon is to invite our elected representatives, department heads, planning commissioners, planning staff and other agriculture related organizations … Continue reading

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