Farm Bureau Pub­li­ca­tions Earn Na­tional Awards

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Ag Alert®, the weekly news­pa­per pub­lished by the Cal­i­for­nia Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion, has been hon­ored as Best News­pa­per in an an­nual com­pe­ti­tion spon­sored by the Amer­i­can Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion. CFBF also earned an award for best fea­ture writ­ing and an hon­or­able men­tion for best mag­a­zine dur­ing a cer­e­mony at the AFBF Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Con­fer­ence in Pitts­burgh, Pa.

The award for Ag Alert marked the sec­ond straight year the pub­li­ca­tion has been hon­ored as the best news­pa­per pub­lished by a large-state Farm Bureau.

Ag Alert is dis­trib­uted to agri­cul­tural mem­bers of county Farm Bu­reaus in Cal­i­for­nia. The con­test judge re­marked on the pub­li­ca­tion’s “invit­ing” lay­out, de­sign and use of pho­tographs, a “strong mix of ar­ti­cles and com­men­taries” and gen­er­ally well­writ­ten


“Over­all, it’s easy to un­der­stand why this is the No. 1 ag-re­lated pub­li­ca­tion in the state,” the judge wrote.

The as­sis­tant edi­tor of the CFBF mem­ber mag­a­zine Cal­i­for­nia Boun­ti­ful®, Shan­non Spring­meyer, earned the Best Fea­ture Story award among larges­tate Farm Bu­reaus for a story about use of ben­e­fi­cial in­sects to coun­ter­act agri­cul­tural pests.

Ti­tled “Good Bug, Bad Bug,” the story ap­peared in the March/April edi­tion of Cal­i­for­nia Boun­ti­ful, which is dis­trib­uted bi­monthly to as­so­ciate mem­bers of Farm Bureau and mem­bers of the Cal­i­for­nia Boun­ti­ful Foun­da­tion.

The judge com­mended Spring­meyer’s story for its “very in­ter­est­ing topic” and “great ex­am­ples of ben­e­fi­cial bug use through­out the years.”

Cal­i­for­nia Boun­ti­ful earned hon­or­able men­tion for Best Mag­a­zine among large-state Farm Bu­reaus. The judge praised its sto­ries as “var­ied and con­sis­tently in­ter­est­ing,” de­scrib­ing the mag­a­zine as “a great in­for­ma­tional re­source.”

Full con­tent of both Farm Bureau pub­li­ca­tions is avail­able on their re­spec­tive web­sites, www. and­i­for­ni­aboun­ti­

The Cal­i­for­nia Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion works to pro­tect fam­ily farms and ranches on be­half of more than 48,000 mem­bers statewide and as part of a na­tion­wide net­work of more than 6.2 mil­lion Farm Bureau mem­bers.

In­for­ma­tion reprinted courtesy of the Cal­i­for­nia Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 916-561-5550 or visit

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