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Farming and ranching touches nearly every aspect of human activity and is always the subject of legislative and regulatory interest. Because of that, the Farm Bureau works to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. Farm Bureau represents farmers and ranchers in venues including the state Capitol, the halls of Congress and the offices of state and federal regulatory agencies.

Farm Bureau works hard to represent and protect the farming and ranching way of life. As a Sacramento County Farm Bureau member, you help ensure that we continue to support and preserve Sacramento County agriculture and its farmers and ranchers.

It is imperative that we preserve our agricultural heritage and protect it for future generations. As agriculturalists we are tasked with producing the finest quality and most affordable food, fiber and foliage in the world. Farm Bureau strives to preserve the unparalleled bounty and diversity of California agriculture. Our family farmers and ranchers are a vital part of the statewide economy and local communities.

Sacramento County Farm Bureau takes an active role in issues that affect your way of life. Your membership supports legislative, regulatory and judicial efforts that promote agriculture and shield farmers and ranchers from the harsh political environment.

Farm Bureau derives its strength from grassroots policy development. This assures Farm Bureau represents the collective interests of its members.

Website Link for Updates on HPAI (H5N1) Virus in livestock

In an effort to proactively inform California stakeholders about HPAI (H5N1) Virus in livestock, CDFA has created a dedicated web page:  CDFA - AHFSS - AHB - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Virus in Livestock. The web page will evolve as additional resources and information become available. Some of the information you will currently find includes:

  • CDFA Cattle Import Order

  • Federal Testing Order

  • Requirements and Recommendations for HPAI in Livestock

  • Sampling Protocol

  • CAHFS Lab Submission form

  • Owner Hauler Statement

  • Biosecurity Templates and Information

  • Milk Safety

  • Dairy Worker Safety

Cattle Import Restrictions 

Currently the movement of cattle coming into California is being carefully monitored and cattle exposed or affected with H5N1 are prohibited. USDA initially announced H5N1 detections in Kansas and Texas Dairy Herds on March 25, 2024; since that time several other states have reported cases. In all affected states, the herds are recovering or have completely recovered.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (HPAI) H5N1 virus is an emerging disease in cattle. Federal and state agencies are moving quickly to conduct additional testing for HPAI (H5N1) virus, as well as viral genome sequencing, so that we can better understand the situation, including characterization of the HPAI (H5N1) virus strain or strains associated with these detections as well as any other multi-factorial components of the disease event in dairy cattle. This is a rapidly evolving situation. 

Below are more resources: 

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Avian Influenza is in Sacramento County


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