Secretary Ross joins Farmers for Free Trade in stressing the importance of Foreign Markets to California Agriculture

Secretary Ross with former California Farm Bureau president Paul Wenger (L) current president Jamie Johansson (R), and Acampo vintner Aaron Lange (far right)

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined California agricultural representatives today at an event in Acampo, San Joaquin County, hosted by Farmers for Free Trade, to underscore the importance of trade to the state’s farmers and ranchers.

California is largest agricultural producer and exporter in the nation. Combined, the state’s top agricultural exports – almonds, wine, dairy, walnuts and pistachios – almost surpass $10 billion in value. On average, California’s farmers and ranchers export 26 percent of their production to approximately 167 destinations.

Secretary Ross was joined by representatives from the California Farm Bureau Federation, the California League of Food Processors, Lodi Farming, and Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyard in highlighting the importance of trade to California agriculture.

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One Response to Secretary Ross joins Farmers for Free Trade in stressing the importance of Foreign Markets to California Agriculture

  1. Umer Idrisi says:

    Its a good move, Let’s see what impact it will give to the industry.

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