Wednesday, September 28, 2022

CA Grown

Governor Newsom signs CA Grown Bill AB 778

Governor Newsom signed AB 778. This will require state institutions to purchase 60% CA grown food products when in season. It is a small step, but we are happy the conversation has begun to keep food grown in California. Also, the Governor has signed SB 490, The Buy American Food Act. This bill will require schools to purchase CA food products when in season and if the price difference is no more than 25% for CA grown vs non-domestic food.

Governor Newsom Issues Legislative Update 9.27.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed the following bills:

  • AB 778 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) – Institutional purchasers: purchase of California-grown agricultural food products.
  • SB 490 by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced) – The Buy American Food Act: public institutions: purchase of nondomestic agricultural food products. A signing message can be found here.

Source: Growing Coachella Valley