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 4426 News & Views Magazine EDITION 2, 2016 Leading California food processors met with key California legislators on June 21 during CLFP’s Eighth Annual Capitol Day to urge them to act on bills that would help support a favor- able business environment for the state’s food processing industry. “Capitol Day is an opportunity to remind legislators and policy makers that we have a lot of other people behind us,”CLFP Legislative Affairs Trudi Hughes said.“It’s also a key forum for CLFP members to inform legislators about their company’s views." Bills discussed by CLFP members with legislators included those related to labor, water, energy and the environment. Capitol Day also featured several legislative and industry speakers addressing issues of importance to the food processing industry. Recurring themes were the need for an adequate water supply and misconceptions about how water is used in the industry, including the industry’s commitment to water conservation and its necessity to produce a safe and high quality product. Another theme was the importance of keeping food processors, and agriculture, in California and not leaving to do business in another state. “Food processing is such a critical component to the state,” Jim Houston, undersecretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture said.“We have seen food processors move and agriculture move with them.” State Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) echoed that sentiment in her remarks to the Capitol Day group and also thanked the food processors for staying in California stating that“California is such a rich state – it’s worth fighting for.” Participants in CLFP’s Capitol Day included representatives of CLFP member companies: Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., Campbell Soup Supply Company, J.G. Boswell Tomato Company, The Morning Star Packing Company, Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients, Pacific Coast Producers, Sensient Natural Ingredi- ents, Stanislaus Food Products and The Wonderful Company. See pages 10-11 for information about the passage and defeat of bills affecting the food processing industry during California’s most recent legislative session. CLFP’s Eighth Annual Capitol Day a Success By LISA JAGER - CLFP Marketing & Communications Director