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SB-781 Agricultural policy.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 781


Introduced by Senator Melendez

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 821 of the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to agriculture.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 781, as introduced, Melendez. Agricultural policy.
Existing law requires the Legislature to provide for a continuing sound and healthy agriculture in California and to encourage a productive and profitable agriculture. Existing law requires that specified principles be major principles of the state’s agricultural policy.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 821 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

821.
 As part of promoting and protecting the agricultural industry of the state and for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare, the Legislature shall provide for a continuing sound and healthy agriculture in California and shall encourage a productive and profitable agriculture. Major principles of the state’s agricultural policy shall be all of the following:
(a) To increase the sale of crops and livestock products produced by farmers, ranchers, and processors of food and fiber in this the state.
(b) To enhance the potential for domestic and international marketing of California agricultural products through fostering the creation of value additions to commodities and the development of new consumer products.
(c) To sustain the long-term productivity of the state’s farms by conserving and protecting the soil, water, and air, which are agriculture’s basic resources.
(d) To maximize the ability of farmers, ranchers, and processors to learn about and adopt practices that will best enable them to achieve the policies stated in this section.