The Placer County Farm Bureau was established in 1914 to find solutions for " …the farm, the farm home, and the rural
community." Today, nearly 100 years later, the Placer County Farm Bureau is still serving as the voice of local agriculture,
by championing the industry’s success through education, outreach and political action.
The total gross value for Placer County’s agricultural products in 2007 reached almost $60 million. The top five agricultural
crops in Placer County are: rice, nursery products, cattle, timber and walnuts. Numerous other popular and specialty crops are produced
in the county, including winegrapes, mandarins and honey bees (apiary). Our rolling-hill landscape and semi-arid climate lend
themselves to small- scale niche market production, and our local farmers’ market system is active and popular.
The Placer County Farm Bureau office is located at 10120 Ophir Road in Newcastle, CA, in the same building as the Placer County
Farm Supply store. The Farm Supply store was established in 1950 as an agricultural cooperative purchasing association under the
auspices of the state-wide Farm Bureau organization. Today, the store affords farmers and the general public with the opportunity to
purchase-at competitive prices- a broad array of farm supplies, including gift items, fencing, agricultural sprays, veternarian
supplies,feed,ranch and western wear.
Placer County Farm Bureau is a part of the California Farm Bureau Federation, a statewide organization of farmers and ranchers with
53 member county Farm Bureau organizations serving 56 California Counties. The California Farm Bureau Federation is part of the
American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers with member state Farm Bureau organizations in all
50 states and Puerto Rico.