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President's Messages

  • Welcome to the California Grape and Tree Fruit League’s website. We hope you find the information here valuable and we encourage you to contact us with suggestions on how to make it even better. For this week’s message here are some thoughts in regard to federal public policy issues as we enter November.

  • Welcome to the California Grape & Tree Fruit League’s website. We hope you find the information here valuable and we encourage you to contact us with suggestions on how to make it even better. Here are some general observations as we enter the last week of October.

    The 2009 stone fruit harvest is essentially complete and we are getting down to about the last 15% of fresh table grapes remaining to be picked so while we are not quite at the end we are getting close enough to make some general observations.

  • We are very pleased to introduce at this time the updating of our web site which will serve as a valuable resource for California Grape & Tree Fruit League members to use to locate information and details regarding issues that are of the utmost importance to the fresh grape and tree fruit communities. A great deal of effort and time was devoted to creating a virtual tool that would serve you by providing facts and information that will help your business remain sustainable.

  • The League manages many important issues simultaneously including: comprehensive immigration reform, assuring the farmworker’s right to a secret ballot, striving to assure a system for a fair and dependable water supply for all of the state’s growers, making sure that environmental regulations for air and water are based on sound science, helping the general public understand the importance of dealing with invasive species in a timely manner and providing input to see that food safety laws are commodity specific and risk based.