The AEF Emerging Leaders Academy Tour Ventura and Santa Maria County Operations

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Santa Maria, Calif., July 19, 2019 - Over the course of these two days, they visited Saticoy Lemon, Curation Foods, and Babe Farms and saw firsthand harvesting, processing, and packing/cooling operations. They saw how hundreds of thousands of pounds of produce is picked, packaged, and shipped to grocery stores/distribution facilities across California and neighboring regions.

The Acedemy's Mission is promote professional growth of the next generation of agribusiness leaders and to ensure a thriving agricultural industry for generations to come. The UnitedAg Agribusiness Emerging Leaders Academy is a personal development and leadership .

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Strategizing Better Agricultural Engagement with Public Officials

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Farmers and ranchers would be best served by approaching agricultural engagement with public officials in a more unified manner, highlighting the underlying importance of having a strong agricultural industry. As legislators have a myriad of issues to consider when crafting policy, agricultural concerns need to be addressed and communicated in a manner that fits in that context.

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USDA Urged to Make Climate Change Research Public

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry, raised strong concerns that the reported suppression of significant climate change research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is harmful to agriculture and urged the Department to publicize past and future research.

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Meet in San Luis Obispo and Seek Public Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System

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The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a public listening session on California’s Water Future on July 2, 2019 in San Luis Obispo. The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, 4875 Morabito Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century.

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