On Thursday, April 15, CCOF–co-sponsored AB-125 passed the Assembly Agriculture Committee with a bipartisan 10–0 vote, moving on to the Natural Resources Committee. The “Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022,” which would invest $3.302 billion across the food and agriculture system over five years, would constitute the largest state investment in organic agriculture in California’s history. The bill includes funding for organic transition support, technical assistance, and education. It would also boost the procurement of organic foods in schools and strengthen food security efforts, among many other crucial funding areas.
CCOF is a part of a diverse group of organizations sponsoring AB-125, which now has over 160 registered supporters, including food and farming businesses, nonprofit organizations, local officials, labor organizations, and schools. If you represent a business or organization that would like to support these efforts, you can help by signing on to a letter of support. Visit voteforyourfood.org to learn more.
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