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Secretary Ross joins Governor Newsom, New Zealand prime minister for Memorandum of Cooperation signing on climate 

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross (photo-center) joined Governor Newsom, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern (to Secretary Ross’ right), New Zealand minister of agriculture and trade Damien O’Connor (to secretary’s left), and other dignitaries today at a memorandum of cooperation signing ceremony at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The memorandum formalizes an agreement between California and New Zealand to exchange ideas and approaches on environmental issues and climate adaptation. In Governor Newsom’s remarks, he mentioned agricultural connections and electric vehicle infrastructure as key components of the memorandum. Prime Minister Ardern also touched on agriculture as well as food production in her comments. 

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