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Capitol AG Conference: Thank you to our sponsors

Issue Date: April 15, 2020
Jamie Johansson CFBF President

In troubled times, people and businesses step up and do what they can to help each other.

Much has been demanded of California farmers, ranchers, their employees and of related businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Ag Alert® has documented since the pandemic began, it has changed operations and roiled markets throughout agriculture.

The pandemic also led to cancellation of numerous events, including the California Farm Bureau Capitol AG Conference that was to have been held in Sacramento in late March. A retooling of our traditional Leaders Conference, the Capitol AG Conference intended to highlight the advocacy and grassroots—the AG—at the core of the Farm Bureau mission.

Four key sponsors—Nationwide, Farm Credit, Bayer and Rabo AgriFinance—provided resources to help us plan the conference and attract top-tier speakers. After the event was canceled, those sponsors donated to CFBF the money they had provided for the conference, rather than asking for refunds.

Farm Bureau thanks Nationwide, Farm Credit, Bayer and Rabo AgriFinance for stepping up in a difficult time to support our mission as an innovative, service-based organization dedicated to being the foremost advocate protecting the future and quality of life for all California farmers and ranchers.

As a critical sector that continues to operate during the pandemic, agriculture depends on businesses such as these to maintain its production.

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses also depend on Farm Bureau to advocate before local, state and federal elected officials and agencies. Farm Bureau has continued to advance agricultural interests during the COVID-19 pandemic, and you can count on us to be sure those officials and agencies fully understand what's needed to maintain our farms, ranches and businesses during this troubled time.

Permission for use is granted, however, credit must be made to the California Farm Bureau Federation when reprinting this item.

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