California League of Food Producers 15 CLFP Committees CLFP has a variety of committees that are active and meet on a regular basis regarding issues affecting the state’s food processing industry. The CLFP Agricultural Production Committee met March 13 in Clovis at CLFP-affiliate member’s Agrian Global Headquarters. Committee members received updates on planting techniques, weed and virus controls and much more. The CLFP Energy Committee held its first meeting of 2018 on April 5 in Modesto. Hosted by the Modesto Irrigation District, presentations addressed electricity and natural gas issues impacting CLFP members, including updates on current and expected rate proceedings at the Califor- nia Public Utilities Commission and an update/overview of natural gas markets. CLFP held its Environmental Committee Day on May 18 in Sacramento, which included meetings of the following subcommittees – Water Resources, Solid Waste and Air Quality. A large range of topics related to each of these issues was addressed. Members received a comprehen- sive update on CV-SALTS from Tess Dunham of Somach, Simmons and Dunn. CLFP has been an active participant in the CV-SALTS stakeholder regulatory initiative that has been working for nearly 10 years to develop long-term salt and nitrate water quality management plans for the San Joaquin Valley. Ned Spang, assistant professor of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, provided an interesting overview of novel research efforts at the univer- sity regarding wasted food as a resource to create new food products. CLFP members also were provided an over- view of utility wildfire liability from local representatives of utility providers, including PG&E, Edison International and Sempra. The CLFP Legislative Committee holds teleconference meetings each month, generally on the first Friday. Membership in CLFP committees is open to both processor and affiliate members. For more information, call (916) 640-8150. NEW COMMITTEE CLFP recently formed a new Transportation & Logistics Committee to assist members with issues related to truck- ing and freight regulations, rail and ports. The committee’s main focus will be on informing members about changes in regulations (e.g. highway weight limits, driver hours of service), but also helping members resolve problems. If your company would like to participate in this committee contact John Larrea at john@clfp.com. Engage on the Issues During Committee Day, members received a comprehensive update on CV-SALTS from Tess Dunham of Somach, Simmons and Dunn. Representatives from utility providers, including PG&E, Edison International and Sempra, provided an overview of wildfire liability during CLFP’s Committee Day.