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Farm Bill listening session — Central Valley stakeholders share priorities as California considers recommendations for Congress

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross speaks to a crowd gathered today for a 2023 Farm Bill listening session in Fresno (top photo) as CDFA Undersecretary Christine Birdsong (R) and Cal-EPA Undersecretary Serena McIllwain look on. A number of attendees shared their thoughts today as California considers its recommendations for Congress. Stakeholder priorities include funding for nutritional programs, ongoing invasive species management efforts, conservation programs (EQIP), and workforce development for farmworkers in a changing Ag economy — all with a commitment to equity. There are two Farm Bill listening sessions remaining — on September 7 in Richmond and September 13 in San Diego. For more information visit this link:
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