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Agricultural day in the Capitol


Last updated 4/10/2014 at Noon

Calif. State Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-75th District)

As the nation’s leading agricultural state, California remains the nation’s breadbasket. By declaring March 19 Ag Day in the Capitol, the Legislature recognized the need to support this vital industry, especially during this period of prolonged drought.

Agriculture’s impact on the state’s economy cannot be overemphasized. California is the number one producer of a list of crops that is too long to reproduce here. The list includes locally grown crops such as avocados, lemons, strawberries and grapes, products that help place San Diego and Riverside in the top tier of California’s...

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