CCGGA Tours SoCal Ag with Urban Legislators

The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association joined a large group of urban southern California legislators last Friday to tour the agricultural industry in the 44th (Irwin) and the 37th (Limon) legislative districts. Assemblywoman Irwin, Assemblywoman Limon, Speaker Rendon, Assemblyman Bloom, Assemblywoman Burke, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer, Assemblywoman Rubio as well as several staffers were among the participants in the day long tour. The group visited Houwelling’s Tomatoes, a Driscoll’s farm site and Limoneira packing house. The Association was represented by Director of Technical Services Chris McGlothlin and Director of Regulatory Affairs Jodi Raley. This was an incredibly unique opportunity to discuss agricultural issues with several members who are primarily in urban Los Angeles areas. Issues discussed included labor, the increasing cost of staying in business in California, and the increasing regulatory burden agencies are rolling out. The Association finds great value in these opportunities to expose our lawmakers to the agricultural industry with the result of them emerging with a greater understanding and appreciation of agriculture!