Kings County Farm Bureau

At Kings County Farm Bureau, our mission is to provide education, promotion and representation of agriculture. Whether you’re a farmer, rancher or dairyman, we are here to advocate for you at the local, state and federal levels, protecting your right to farm.

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Kings County Farm Bureau’s Friends of Farm Bureau program is a one- time annual donation to allow businesses and individuals to express their commitment to our goals of supporting local farmers through educational programs, training classes, industry workshops, political activism, and community involvement.

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FarmLife News

Farm Life is Kings County Farm Bureau’s newly formatted newspaper. To submit a story idea or if you’re interested in advertising, please contact Stephanie Murphy at

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From Safety Seminars to Agricultural Education fundraisers – we host various events for our membership and for the promotion of agricultural education.

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November 19, 2015- Kings County Monthly Ag Roundtable

November 23, 2015- Second Annual Harvest Classic Golf Tournament

December 5-9, 2015 – CFBF Annual Meeting

January 21, 2016 – Wine Vs. Beer Showdown


New officers sworn in at Annual Meeting

Last month’s Annual Meeting, held at the Hanford Civic Auditorium ushered in another new beginning for Kings County Farm Bureau.

At the end of his two-year term, Dino Giacomazzi passed the presidential gavel and welcomed Josh Bettencourt as KCFB’s new president. Bettencourt is joined on the officer team by Vice President Monty Hoggard and Secretary/Treasurer Brian Medeiros.

Let us introduce you to the three gentlemen who will be leading KCFB’s board of directors for the next two years.

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Proposed federal milk marketing order could increase dairy revenues

Dairies are Kings County’s highest valued ag commodity, producing $970 million last year, but local dairy farmers have long felt that California dairies are victims of an unbalanced milk pricing system. Hearings that began in September and ran through October could lead the state-regulated dairies to switch to a federal pricing structure.

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The Watering Hole: Education is Key as Groundwater Regulations are Implemented

As Valley farmers pray that a wet winter is ahead, local water agencies, along with area ditch and canal companies, are moving forward with the formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs).

In response to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), whose purpose is to balance California’s groundwater basins by 2040, the Valley’s various groundwater basins are in the process of developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs).

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