Sorting Pen: The California Cattleman Podcast

S4 E9: Sorting through the ballot measure attacking Sonoma County farmers and ranchers

“Today, Sonoma County Family Farmers are under attack,” Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s website says.  “A ballot measure is being proposed by an animal extremist group from Berkeley, CA, aimed to eliminate Sonoma County’s diverse animal agriculture production.”

This episode of Sorting Pen discusses what the ballot measure is, the potential impacts, and how to support Sonoma County farmers and ranchers amid this attack. Joining Katie on this episode to explain are Dayna Ghirardelli and Jennifer Beretta.

Dayna is Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Executive Director. Jennifer is a fourth generation Sonoma County dairy farmer, board member of Sonoma Farm Bureau and dairy representative for the California Cattle Council.

Visit to support the Sonoma County Family Farmers Alliance.


About the Podcast: Everyday, The California Cattlemen’s Association is sorting through the issues impacting California’s ranching families and producers. To communicate those issues, discuss solutions and keep ranchers current on the hot topics CCA leadership has developed this podcast.

In each episode we will be talking with CCA leadership and leading experts on issues specific to ranching and producing beef in California. Tune in every other Monday to hear updates on legislative and regulatory fronts in Sacramento, deep-dives into current events, challenges and more!