CLFP Insider
May 16, 2019
CLFP elected Ross Siragusa of The Kraft Heinz Company as its 2019-20 chair during its Annual Board of Directors Meeting held in Carmel, CA, April 18-19.
Other 2019-20 CLFP officers elected were Michael Mariani, Mariani Packing Company, Inc., Vacaville, CA, as first vice chair, and Patrick Ricchiuti, ENZO Olive Oil Company, Clovis, CA, as second vice chair. Nick Kastle, J.G. Boswell Tomato Co. LLC, Corcoran, CA, will continue as immediate past chair.
CLFP is excited to partner with the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) on the First Annual CLFP/CMTA Manufacturers Day on June 4 in Sacramento. The partnership will give a stronger, more unified voice at the Capitol about issues impacting manufacturers in California.
CLFP will hold its 23rd Annual Supplier Host Council Golf Tournament on Monday, October 21, 2019.
The event will be held in a new venue at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, CA, and brings CLFP's processor and supplier host council members together to help raise funds for the CLFP Scholarship Program.
CLFP will soon begin the process of producing its 2019-20 Membership & Committee Directory. It is important that you keep your membership current in order to be included in the directory. Your membership is kept current by meeting your dues payment deadlines. Keeping your membership current also is necessary to ensure your inclusion on CLFP committees. Even letting your membership lapse for a few days could result in being omitted from the directory.
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Harvest Blade and Supply, Inc.
Harvest Blade and Supply is a provider to the food processing and food packaging industries offering industrial blade re-sharpening, refurbishing and Blade resale services that assists customers in reducing expenses and increasing production yields.
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Capitol News
California legislative committee hearings have been in full swing since March. The legislative deadline to pass measures out of each house is May 31. CLFP is tracking some 200 bills as they move their way through the process and has taken a position on nearly 50 bills impacting the food processing industry. There are several priority issues that CLFP is actively engaged in or closely monitoring.
Regulatory Insights
The California Air Resources Control Board (CARB), in response to a petition from the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQC), has agreed to review the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s (SJVAPCD) Emission Reduction Credit Program (ERC). 
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Industry News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced that 2019 rates will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, verification, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities – including fruits, vegetables and specialty crops.
The Center for Land-Based Learning announced a lead gift of $1.5 million from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation at a groundbreaking celebration this week for the Center's new site in Woodland. The gift officially launches the Center for Land-Based Learning’s $4 million Growing Our Future Campaign to build a new statewide headquarters and expand its programs and services. In recognition of this generous gift, the Center for Land-Based Learning will name its new administrative building the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Farm House.
A “Tariffs, Tactics and Trade Tools - How to Plan for Export Success” seminar will be held Tuesday, May, 21, in Woodland, CA. The event is being hosted by the City of Woodland in collaboration with Banner Bank and the Northern California World Trade Center.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will offer two free food safety classes for food processors in June.
New Members
Propel Consulting Group assists employers by securing business incentives in the areas of employee training grants (ETP) and new hire tax credits (WOTC).
Trellis is a leading provider of AI powered cloud platform for optimizing food supply chain for global food & beverage manufacturers, growers and retailers. Trellis closes the gap between farmers and food companies, ensuring that quantity, quality, supply schedule, and price remain predictable and optimized for market needs. Trellis intelligence platform helps food companies to substantially reduce the cost and waste of sourced agriculture produce, optimize supply chain economics and streamline field to market operations.
Walter Surface Technologies provides high productivity abrasives, power tools, tooling, chemical tools and environmental solutions. We have done this since 1952. To help you work better, we developed our Partnership in Productivity programs, which is dedicated to safety and productivity. This encompasses our Bucket Program, Productivity Reports, Safety Seminars and Product Demonstrations - all designed to help our customers work better and safer. We continuously improve our customer support capabilities so that we can continue to help workers around the world.


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