Legislative Report 2019

By George Soares   Every year the California State Legislature has about nine months—roughly January to September—to conduct its business. Thousands of legislative proposals, usually shaped in the prior Fall months, began their tortured journey through policy and appropriations committees, and Senate and Assembly Floor votes, with some ending up on the Governor’s desk for […]

From CropLife America

“Dirty Dozen” Makes Its Annual Appearance in an Effort to Scare the Public into Avoiding Safe and Healthy Eating Habits April 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – The Environmental Working Group (EWG) once again released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list this week, cautioning consumers against purchasing and consuming a baker’s dozen, that’s 13, different nutritious fruits […]

SPECIAL This Week In CAPCA-Dec 21, 2017

CDPR released this article this morning: Tests Show Low or No Pesticide Levels in Most Fruits and Vegetables in California SACRAMENTO – Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate that the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2016 […]

Jeff Rasmussen and Rick Harrison Educating and Engaging

Jeff Rasmussen Environmental Justice DPR Pesticide Enforcement Workshop The event was held October 18-19, 2017 at Kern County UCCE in Bakersfield. The workshop purpose is to strengthen partnerships with the community by providing attendees a working knowledge of pesticide use enforcement, reporting and worker safety. The workshop is designed to provide attendees with a better […]

Government Relations: A Year In Review

In our final issue of the year, we are looking at selected 2017 legislation that focused on California agriculture.  It was a some and some year; some bills defeated, some signed into law by the Governor, and some held in the Senate or Assembly, which means that it is eligible to be voted on in […]

CAPCA Member of the Year: Rick Harrison

CAPCA Member of the Year is an annual award bestowed upon a member and licensed Pest Control Adviser (PCA) who excels in their contribution to the profession through CAPCA activities and leadership above and beyond the norm. The 2017 recipient of the CAPCA Member of the Year Award is Rick Harrison. Rick started his career […]

Cannabis Regulations Released

Friday, November 17  After a long wait, the licensing regulations for Cannabis have been released.  The majority of the regulations outlines the licensing procedures and guidelines for the industry.  It also covers stipulations in cultivation, packaging, transporting and distribution. The Links to each set of regulation summaries are listed below: Bureau of Cannabis Control http://www.bcc.ca.gov/law_regs/bcc_fact_sheet.pdf […]

CAPCA’s Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture: Ruben Arroyo

CAPCA’s Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award is given to those individuals, companies or organizations that have made a meaningful difference in support of California agriculture. The 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award is Ruben Arroyo. Currently he serves as the Riverside Agricultural Commissioner, but he has over twenty-seven years of experience with […]