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President's Messages

  • This weekend in mid-March will mark the kick off of the California Fresh Fruit Association’s 80th Annual meeting and more than 275 individuals will gather in Newport Beach to hear from renowned speakers and to enjoy time with their fellow members.

  • The California State Legislature has returned to Sacramento after the New Year and conversations related to how the state should manage is fiscal affairs are in high gear.

  • Christmas is rapidly approaching and thoughts turn more and more towards the holidays. In Washington, D.C., Congress is completing its work for the year with decidedly mixed results. A month or so ago there were high hopes for an agreement on a water bill that would recognize the apparent opportunity that lies ahead of us in the coming months related to an expected El Nino impact that could provide substantial additional water resources to the state if properly managed.

  • During the thirty day period from mid-September to mid-October, Governor Jerry Brown reviewed hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature determining whether to sign or veto such legislation.

  • The summer recess of the California Legislature is a favorite time for many. Without a doubt it is a time when legislative members and staffers get the opportunity to spend more time with their families and enjoy a break from long days (and nights) in Sacramento. However, for those of us that deal with the Legislature on a day to day basis summer break means that, quite frankly, there is less worry about mischief originating out of the Capitol. This year the Legislature took their break from mid-July to mid-August.