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President's Messages

  • The current legislative year in Sacramento is shaping up to be one of the most impactful in memory and, unfortunately, not in a good way. Earlier in the year, we heard Governor Brown explain how the state needed to be sure to live within its means and to not repeat the mistakes of earlier leaders who when faced with an improving economy immediately began ramping up spending programs.

  • 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.