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Feature Column
The Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara, served as the location of CLFP’s Annual Board of Directors’ Meeting which took place April 26 & 27, 2012. Over sixty attendees joined in social and business activities. Chair Doug Burroughs presided over the event and was recognized for his strong support for the League.
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Capitol News
The Legislature has been busy holding hearings in order to meet the mandatory April 27 deadline to move legislation out of policy committees and into fiscal committees. CLFP has been actively engaged on a number of key bills that have a direct impact on the food processing industry, including State Water Board Reform, cottage food operations, and AB 32 auction funds.
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Regulatory Insights
A new public opinion poll indicates increasing concern by citzens regarding California’s global warming policies.
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The California League of Food Processors has scheduled an AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Auction Workshop for Friday, May 18, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the California Farm Bureau Federation, Harvest Room, located at 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833.
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CLFP is scheduling a second meeting to continue discussion on how best to adopt a product-based benchmark for tomato processors that will be participating in the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to develop methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to CARB regarding GHG emissions per unit of production.
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Konica Minolta, Sensing Americas, Inc
In 1972, California tomato processors processed 4,526,200 tons of tomatoes from approximately 180,000 acres with a yield of just over 25 tons/acre. Forty years later, in 2011, California tomato processors processed 12,396,150 tons of tomatoes from approximately 273,100 acres with a yield of over 45 tons/acre which reflects an increase in efficiency of 80% per acre. Interestingly, the nominal price per ton increased from $34/ton in 1972 to $68/ton, a 100% increase.

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