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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...

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...

Oct 27, 2021

Ag labor legislation known as card check is the focus of Ag Council’s latest podcast.  Join Emily and Tricia for a quick episode as they walk through the outcome of ag labor legislation, AB 616 (Stone), this year and what’s next, given that a new measure is being circulated again on this topic.


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Jul 9, 2021

During the height of the 2020 pandemic and wildfire season, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order to phase out gasoline-powered cars, reduce reliance on fossil fuels and create an economy around Zero Emission Vehicles.  Learn about what this Executive Order means for agriculture as Emily and Dani break down the...

Jun 18, 2021

An executive order issued by Governor Newsom in the fall could transform the way coastal and working lands are managed in California.  Learn about the opportunities and challenges in it for ag as Dani and Emily from the Ag Council team break down the goals of the 30x30 Executive Order.