CLFP Insider
April 29, 2022
CLFP News
 
   
CLFP's Tomato Processing Research Committee voted to fund several research projects for 2022 during its annual meeting in March. CLFP funds such projects every year to help beneifit and improve California's tomato processsing industry.
 
 
 
 
   
The American Fruit and Vegetable Coalition and CLFP participated in a 2022 Virtual Fly-In this month via a series of Zoom meetings with Congressional representatives and legislative and regulatory leadership in Washington, D.C. The meetings provided CLFP members an opportunity to voice their concerns, opinions, support, etc., regarding issues affecting their businesses and the California food processing industry.
 
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CLFP encourages all of its members to keep their membership current by meeting their dues payment deadlines. Doing so ensures inclusion in publications such as the CLFP Membership Directory and marketing materials and allows you to receive member rates on various CLFP products and services, including discounted Food Processing Expo booth rates.
 
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Capitol News
 
   
CLFP is working on a number of key issues as the deadline for fiscal bills to be passed out of policy committees is April 29 and the deadline for non-fiscal bills is May 6. The deadline for the Senate and the Assembly to pass bills out of their houses is May 27.
 
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Industry News
Source:10news.com
The California legislature is unlikely to suspend the state’s July gas tax increase, according to Governor Gavin Newsom. According to a statement from Newsom’s office, the legislature won’t act in time to suspend to increase in the California gas tax.
 
Source: businessinsider.com
California is taking the lead on making the four-day workweek a reality. State Assembly members are proposing a bill that would create shortened workweek for non-union, hourly workers at companies with 500 or more employees. The bill, authored by Asm. Evan Low and Asm. Cristina Garcia, is currently moving through committee. It's similar to a federal bill proposed by Rep. Mark Takano, also from California, that is currently awaiting a vote in the House Education and Labor Committee.
 
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Regulatory Insights
Five years ago, Merced County begin exploring developing the former Castle Air Force Base into an industrial park, with an eye toward creating a warehousing center for the transport of goods, primarily Valley Ag products produced in the area. CLFP had been engaged with the effort since the beginning and has recently been invited to sit on the executive advisory committee, giving CLFP direct involvement with the design of the project. 
 
Source: SmartcitiesDive
Under CARB’s proposed ACF regulation, all trucks added to the California fleet must be zero-emission vehicles beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and internal combustion engine vehicles must be removed from the California fleet by Jan. 1 of the year following the end of the vehicle’s minimum useful life. CARB defines that as ranging from 13 to 18 years or 800,000 miles.
 
Source: Los Angeles Times
As worsening drought conditions in California and the West take a heavy economic toll on agriculture, state legislators are considering a plan to pay farmworkers $1,000 a month to help them cover the cost of necessities. The bill is meant to assist farmworkers who have fewer crops to tend as climate change limits the window for each growing season and cuts the Golden State’s water supply.
 
 

 

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