Commentary: Program works to expand impact of CA GROWN

Ag Alert

California Grown started the buy-local movement 15 years ago. At that time, imported products encroached on our markets, farmers were barely profitable, regulatory pressures continued to grow and our own neighborhood markets were buying and selling products grown elsewhere.

… To increase the impact of California Grown marketing and awareness efforts, the Buy California Marketing Agreement and Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, are pursuing Assembly Bill 1163, which would allocate $3 million in matching grants to the Buy California Marketing Agreement.

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