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!
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Roger A. Isom
California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations
Western Agricultural Processors Association
California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations and Western Agricultural Processors Association Announces the Hiring of Director of Regulatory Affairs
The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations (CCGGA) and the Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA) are pleased to announce Jodi Raley has joined the organization as their new Director of Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Raley will be graduating from California State University – Fresno, with a degree in Ag Education – Communications this spring. Ms. Raley was born and raised in Tollhouse. Raley is a member of Alpha Zeta, and is the current Chancellor for the chapter at CSU Fresno. Raley has previously worked as an intern for the California Fresh Fruit Association and the California Olive Oil Council. Ms. Raley will officially begin her duties on March 31st on a part time basis and will begin full time following graduation. As the Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ms. Raley will be responsible for regulatory issues with respect to cotton growers and ginners, as well as the tree nut hulling and processing industries. Specific areas will include water, air quality, pesticides and environmental issues.
The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations are voluntary dues-based organizations representing cotton growers and cotton gins throughout California. The Western Agricultural Processors Association is a voluntary dues-based organization, and represents the tree nut hulling and processing industry on regulatory and legislative issues ranging from energy and air quality to labor and food safety. All three organizations are operated and managed in the same offices in Fresno, California.