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Top 10 Issues

The California Fresh Fruit Association's Board of Directors are surveyed each December to rank and prioritize top issues facing California’s fresh fruit industry. Ranked issues help direct and focus the organization’s resources. In 2016, the following issues were identified as top priorities: 

  1. Water Supply/Drought Related Issues (#1 in 2015)
  2. Retroactive Labor Regulation Costs & Related Impacts (#6 in 2015)
  3. Food Safety Practices & Implementation (#2 in 2015)
  4. Immigration Reform (#3 in 2015)
  5. Groundwater Management Requirements (#7 in 2015)
  6. Labor Regulations (#4 in 2015)
  7. Water Quality Regulations (#8 in 2015)
  8. Healthcare Mandates/Affordable Care Act (#4 in 2015)
  9. Invasive Pest Issues (#9 in 2015)
  10. Workers’ Compensation Costs (#10 in 2015)

Compared to the previous year (2015), CFFA’s top issues only saw a slight shuffle at the top. Due to the continuance of drought and a lack of progress with regards to Federal water legislation, our Members felt that "Water Supply" should stay atop the list, closely followed by the ever important issues of "Retroactive Labor Regulation Costs & Related Impacts", and "Food Safety Practices & Implementation". Click the links below to download our top 10 issues.