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Welcome to Ag Council's page for our podcast, Capitol Farm Connection.  Stay tuned for routine policy updates impacting California's farming community.

Aug 19, 2022

How does the Governor’s recently released water supply plan improve or impact the water supply for agriculture?  Emily and Tricia walk through the high-level provisions including streamlining the permit projects for major water infrastructure projects, creating internal strike teams to expedite the process for supply...

Jul 29, 2022

Emily and Tricia dive deep into the comprehensive statewide packaging measure, SB 54 (Allen), signed into law in June by Governor Newsom.

SB 54 is aims at reducing single-use plastic packaging in California.  It places responsibility for the cost of the regulation on producers of that packaging.  This bill impacts the...

Jul 15, 2022

As the Capitol Farm Connection podcast hits 50 episodes, Emily and Tricia discuss (anonymous) feedback from listeners selected from a recent podcast survey.  

Ag Council is working to bring our members and friends the most informative and relevant podcast content possible, and your input is appreciated. Haven't taken...

Jun 24, 2022

Exorbitant fees at the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are the focus of today’s In a Nutshell podcast.  Ag Council is leading a coalition to request financial relief from the General Fund in the state budget for the regulated community to respond to the out-of-control SWRCB fees that continue to increase...

Jun 13, 2022

Get up to speed on legislation pending in the State Capitol.  Emily and Tricia discuss several bills moving through the State Legislature ranging from water to labor to the supply chain.