Executive Director Report
Here are a few things we worked on this week:
  • Participated in the weekly SLO County Farmworker Outreach Task Force;  
  • Participated in the JW Brabeck Youth Legacy Fund “Buyer’s Coalition Committee” committee meeting to begin fundraising planning for the California Mid-State Fair Youth Livestock Auction; 
  • Gave Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham feedback on the negative impacts to agriculture and food safety of AB-1371 Recycling: plastic: packaging and carryout bags; 
  • Discussed positive developments on a Prop 19 reform bill (SB 539) that passed the State Senate this week with SLO County Assessor Tom Bordonaro; 
  • Attended the SLO County Range Improvement Association Annual Meeting; and 
  • Participated in an advocacy meeting to address an issue with overtime pay for sheepherders created by the implementation of AB 1066. (One of the unintended effects of AB 1066 was to require sheep producers to pay their range production sheepherders for 168 hours of work and overtime in a workweek, rendering sheepherding unsustainable in California).