Monterey County Farm Bureau

Video Links

Ditch the Rule! - parody on the proposed EPA rule change to 'waters of the US' by Missouri Farm Bureau entitled That's Enough.

Interview with Norm Groot, Executive Director of MCFB, on Under the Dome Live! with Jeff Mitchell of the Salinas Californian; discussion on Monterey County Ag and issues facing local farmers and ranchers.

Movie trailer for FARMLAND, a documentary film about American Agricutlure premiering May 14, 2014.

Impacts of illegal marijuana growing in our forests are highlights in this video produced by the Forest Service entitled "Marijuana Grows and Restoration."

Immigration Reform is presented from the perspective of President Reagan in a short video produced by a coalition of reform advocates entitled "Immigration Reform: Making America Stronger."

Learn "The Facts about Chloropicrin," an important crop protection tool used by strawberry and vegetable growers in Monterey County.  This video explains why this tool is so important to producing healthy plants that add to our fresh food supply locally.

Dr. Allan Savory speaks at the TED conference on "How to green the world's deserts..." by supporting the use of domestic animal herds in a working environment.

So God Made a Farmer - using the famous words from Paul Harvey, Ram Trucks and FFA crafted this wonderful SuperBowl XLVII ad that aired during the fourth quarter celebrating the American farmer.

Food safety is such an important issue these days, and growers stepped up with the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreeement five years ago.  How is it working so far?  View these videos for a perspective:
Three questions on food safety audtis answered from a grower's perspective
Leafy greens growers talk about food safety program effectiveness

Monterey County Farm Bureau President Dirk Giannini is featured in an advertisement for McDonald's in a series featuring producers of fresh products that go into their hamburgers and fries.  The ads air nationally and rotate with a cattlemen in Illinois and a potato farmer in Washington State.
Dirk Giannini, lettuce supplier: 'Field to Fork'
Steve Foglesong, beef supplier: 'Raising Cattle and a Family'
Frank Martinez, potato supplier: 'Dream Come True'

Local food safety manager Jennifer Skidgel-Clarke talks about how she chose farming as a career, what consumers need to know about food safety, use of pesticides in conventional farming, and roles for women in agriculture.

Monterey County produce is featured in a 'Buy Local' video produced by the City of Monterey.  This short video features a number of crops in our county and highlights shoppers at the Tuesday Monterey Farmers Market.

Monterey County Farm Bureau Executive Director Norm Groot appears on Steve Ellzey's "Central Coast Currents" broadcast on AMP.   Norm discusses County Ag economics, the total economic impacts of Ag, MoCo Ag's superlative use of technology, Ag's water quality issues, Ag and the Sanctuary and more....good topics for Monterey County's number one economic engine.

Undertanding the differences between food produced organically vs. conventionally is the subject of a series of short videos produced by the Alliance for Food & Farming entitled "Ask the Experts."

Kids Should Eat More Fruits and Veggies is a video from the Alliance for Food and Farming that demonstrates how small any pesticde residues found of fruits and vegetables really are.

Farm Day King City is the subject of a short vidoe produced by AMP ... see how Farm Day educates 3rd Grade students on where their food is grown, how its processed, and the equipment used to harvest.

FOX News Los Angeles has produced a series of stories on 'Saving the American Dream' ... three of the stories cover the regulatory and water crisis facing Agriculture in Siskiyou County in Northern California.
FOX Studio 11 LA, War on Rural America - Part 1
FOX Studio 11 LA, War on Rural America - Part 2
FOX Studio 11 LA, War on Rural America - Part 3

California Women for Agriculture has produced a video entitled 'What is Ag?' ... in their own words, what it means to be a farmer or rancher in today's envirnoment.

The Pacific Institute's California Farm Water Success Stories analyzes successful examples of sustainable water policies and practices to demonstrate how innovative growers and irrigation districts are already beginning to move California toward more equitable and efficient water management and use.