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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.

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...

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.


May 2, 2022

Legislation sponsored by Ag Council to strengthen Buy American policies for public school food purchases is under consideration in the State Legislature. Emily and Tricia explain the need for the bill, SB 1308, and the importance of setting a Buy American standard into state law. SB 1308 is authored by Senator...

Apr 15, 2022

Emily and Tricia walk through the pertinent provisions of the Governor's recent drought Executive Order (EO) affecting agriculture in this podcast

They cover new permit requirements in the groundwater section and the steps required under the EO to develop new wells or alter existing groundwater wells in areas subject...

Nov 15, 2021

Curious about the final funding levels for significant agriculture and water programs in the state budget?  Emily and Tricia cover state budget funding outcomes resulting from our 2021 advocacy work for programs, including: Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) projects, canal repairs for improved...