CDFA Board To Hear Key Issues

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture meet to hear about how Virulent Newcastle Disease and water policy are impacting producers.

Board members meet next Tuesday starting at 10am at the California Department of Food and Agriculture in Sacramento.

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross says “Federal, State and local government collaboration is critical in addressing this outbreak of Virulent Newcastle Disease, a highly contagious poultry disease.”

Secretary Karen Ross adds “California has successfully eradicated this disease in the past and I’m optimistic that containment and eradication will be achieved.”

According to a CDFA announcement, the board will also hear from Administration Officials on water policy.

Secretary Jared Blumenfeld, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Secretary Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency are scheduled to appear.

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs.