Assemblywoman Galgiani Touts Local Farmers at California Ag Day Celebration
Assemblywoman highlights agricultural impact on California economy
SACRAMENTO, CA – Chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Cathleen Galgiani spoke at the capitol in support of local farmers and strengthening the California economy. She also recognized 20 counties throughout California actively participating in “Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day.”
“California leads the nation as the country’s largest agricultural producer and exporter” said Assemblywoman Galgiani, a Stockton Democrat and candidate for Senate District 5. “Buying California food will help ensure that family farmers, California producers and small businesses continue to thrive and generate billions for the state’s economy.”
Assemblywoman Galgiani, who joint-authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 42 in 2011 titled “Eat Local, Buy California Grown” Day, called on constituents and municipal leaders statewide to invest in local produce and support local farmers.
“California agriculture builds on centuries of progress by constantly seeking advances in science, research, technology, production, and marketing to meet the demands of changing consumer needs and complex world markets,” she said. “I commend our local farmers and farm laborers for contributing to our state’s health, heritage and economy.”
As Chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, Assemblywoman Galgiani is a recognized leader on agricultural issues throughout California.
Assemblywoman Galgiani was elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and has worked to facilitate the fast-moving development of the nation’s first High-Speed Rail project which will create 600,000 new jobs, and put California’s economy on the fast-track to recovery. A Democrat, Assemblywoman Galgiani is running in the new Senate District 5 which includes Stockton, Tracy, Modesto and neighboring communities.
Watch Assemblywoman Galgiani discuss the important role agriculture plays in California’s economy here