Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 California League of Food Processors 19 Voice In addition to addressing TPP, trade barriers impacting exports were also discussed. The delegation also met with the representatives of the Federal Maritime Commission and expressed concerns about port labor disputes and slowdowns. Kastle said commission members told them that the CLFP delegation represented the first time a business group had visited them about the port issue, and that they were eager to have industry input. Estep agreed, saying“they were really keen to hear from people affected by these issues.” “Being present and having that dialogue was so important,” Kastle said.“They asked what do you think we should do?” Both Kastle and Estep urged CLFP members to participate in future D.C. Fly-In trips, which will allow CLFP to make an even bigger impact. EIGHTH ANNUAL CLFP CAPITOL DAY, SACRAMENTO Part of CLFP’s work in building relationships with legislators in California includes holding an annual Capitol Day in Sacramento with this year’s event to be held on June 21. The event provides an excellent forum for CLFP member company representatives to meet with legislators, regulators and representatives of Governor Jerry Brown to discuss issues affecting the food processing industry. It’s also an opportunity for legislators and government representatives to see the companies and people behind CLFP. “It’s an opportunity to remind legislators and policy makers that we have a lot of other people behind us,” CLFP Legislative Affairs Director Trudi Hughes said. “And it’s an opportunity for CLFP members to inform legislators about their companies’views on key issues.” The California legislature is reviewing a number of critical issues in 2016 that will impact the food processing industry, including water, food labeling legislation, environmental compliance, taxes, regulatory reform and litigation reform measures. Capitol Day will include briefings from the Governor’s staff and Senate and Assembly Leadership, visits with legislators who represent regions with large concentra- tions of food proces- sors and a legislative reception. “Being present and having that dialogue was so important,” Kastle said. “They asked what do you think we should do?” CLFP D.C. Fly-In participants met with U.S. Representative Jim Costa (D-CA 16th district). From left to right: Nick Kastle, The Morning Star Packing Company; Rachel Shulman; Mona Shulman, Pacific Coast Producers; Costa; Greg Estep, Olam Spices &Vegetable Ingredients; Trudi Hughes, CLFP; Scott Woodard, Horizon Nut Company; and Danny Green, Ingomar Packing Company.