As a 3rd generation farmer, business owner, father, husband, and citizen legislator, I know the critical role of farming. 80% of the world’s almonds are grown in California, so we need to come together as a coalition and help educate our urban legislators on the vital role that all agriculture plays in our state, nation, and globally.
Many legislators vote against farming because we let environmentalists tell our story. It is time we took control of our narrative. If we don’t change, the State Legislature will find a way to legislate farming out of existence in California.