APG California PAC Sponsors District Event for Assemblyman Bigelow

APG Sponsors district event for Assemblyman Frank Bigelow   The APG California PAC helped sponsor an event for Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) at CRU Winery in Madera, CA. The Assemblyman represents Assembly District 5, which encompasses all or part of Madera, Mono, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Alpine, Calaveras and El Dorado counties. As a lifelong farmer, including…

Bushy Top Approved for TAP Program

On May 31, the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) State Committee approved pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome as a natural disaster, thereby allowing pistachios to be included in USDA’s Tree Assistance Program (TAP). This means that eligible growers affected by the Bushy Top Syndrome could receive government assistance for the replacement of their…

Pistachios Hit DC

  American Pistachio Grower Director of Government Relations Rob Nash traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of American Pistachio Grower members. Rob’s daily agenda was packed with meetings, presentations and having the voice of APG members heard. While in D.C., he shared the mission of APG growers with: U.S. International Trade Commission to…

Sacramento Lawmakers Ag Tour

As part of our on-going commitment to be a strong presence in our state capitol, our Director of Government Relations, along with fellow members of the Agricultural Presidents’ Council, have taken several California legislators and staff members on some agricultural tours. These on-site visits give our elected officials a chance to get a little dirt on their boots…

2018 Water Bond Update

The Water Bond has officially been certified for the November 2018 ballot. With the Temperance Flat project receiving no state Proposition1 funding, passing the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018 citizen’s initiative water bond has become even more vital for the welfare of the Central Valley and agricultural community. Recognizing the importance and…

APG California PAC Update

On March 20, 2018, APG State PAC participated in a fundraiser dinner for Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). Assembly Member Cooper represents the 9th Assembly District of California, which includes the areas of South Sacramento, Galt, and Lodi. Mr. Cooper has been a good ally to the agriculture community since being elected in 2014. At…