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member advocacy

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.

Storm Reporting

Commercial Growers and Ranchers


Growers that have sustained damages due to these recent storms, need to report damages to the Sacramento County Agriculture Commissioner's office with the Report of Loss Form. Form can be found online at

Completed Report of Loss Forms may be hand delivered or mailed to either office below, or emailed to


Galt Office Address:

232 N. Lincoln Way, Suite #30

Galt, CA 95632



Sacramento Office Address:

4137 Branch Center Rd.

Sacramento, CA 95827



The following information is needed to complete the Report of Loss Form:

1- For damaged crops:

  • Type of Crop

  • Acres Planted

  • Acres Damaged

  • Estimated Yield

2- For Livestock, Poultry, Aquaculture or Apiary Losses:

  • Type of Commodity

  • Number Destroyed/Damaged

3- Farm Facility Damage:

  • Number of Dwellings & Service Buildings with 1) Major damage, 2) Minor damage, 3) Totally destroyed and 4) Estimated Dollar Loss

  • Number of Structures with 1) Major damage, 2) Minor damage, 3) Totally destroyed and 4) Estimated Dollar Loss

  • Number of Machinery & Equipment with 1) Major damage, 2) Minor damage, 3) Totally destroyed and 4) Estimated Dollar Loss

  • Acres of Land with 1) Major damage, 2) Minor damage, 3) Totally destroyed and 4) Estimated Dollar Loss

  • Other with 1) Major damage, 2) Minor damage, 3) Totally destroyed and 4) Estimated Dollar Loss

Residence and Businesses


To report damage to homes or businesses within Sacramento County go to:

All information will be sent to OES and reported to State and Federal emergency response agencies. This is not the same a​s a report for insurance.


On Dec. 31, 2022, Sacramento County unanimously voted and approved the ratification of a local state of emergency. The proclamation authorizes the County to utilize additional services to help mitigate extensive damage caused by the storms. The County is in the process of damage assessments. 


Insurance companies may require a copy of the Proclamation of Local Emergency when residents submit an insurance claim. This document is available online.

Storm Resources

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Flood Recovery Resources



Disaster Assistance Program Fact Sheet

Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services

- Active Storm Information

- After a Property Floods


UC Davis-

UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has four references available for free download. Each document supplies information for livestock owners who are preparing for, responding to and recovering from flooding.

Flooding and Equine Owners

Flooding and Livestock Owners

California Dairies: Coping with Flooding and Evacuations

Checklist for Emergency Flood Evacuation of a Dairy


Should you experience an outage, please report it online (computer or phone) at You’ll need your street number and either your SMUD meter number, SMUD account number, or the primary phone number associated with the account. This information can be found on your SMUD bill.

-To report trees in power lines, please call 1-866-473-9582.

-To report downed power poles or lines, call 911 and then call SMUD at 1-888-456-7683

-For updates, check @SMUDUpdates on Twitter

Sandbag Sites 


Livestock Evacuations


Cal OES is working closely with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to ensure that large animal owners are aware of the steps to take ahead of an evacuation.

  • Have a plan: Know a safe place you can take your pets before disasters or emergencies happen.

  • Develop a buddy system: Plan with neighbors, friends, or family to make sure someone is available to care for or help evacuate your animals if you need help.

  • Contact your local animal shelter: Make sure your local shelter takes large animals or determine another place you can take them in an emergency.

  • Build an emergency kit: Prepare a kit with the essentials to keep your animals safe during an evacuation.

    • Food

    • Water

    • Medicine

    • Some form of identification

    • Medical records and vaccinations

A little preparation with large animals will make an evacuation easier for all involved. Train them to be caught and loaded in trailers easily. Attach an ID tag to their halter or lead rope.

Latest News

Avian Influenza has been found in Sacramento County.
Protect your Flocks!

3 cases have been found in Sacramento County.

Aug 11, 2022: Wilton area 

Statewide Quarantine Permits Imposed on Imported Poultry & Poultry

Biosecurity Guide (Spanish)

Disease Prevention Guide

What is Avian Influenza (Spanish)

CDFA Biosecurity Advisory and Biosecurity Guidelines

Sick Bird Hotline:

Call 866-922-BIRD (2473) to report an unusual number of sick/dead birds.



More resources are available:


CDFA Backyard Biosecurity for Poultry


USDA APHIS- Avian Influenza


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