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Budget Proposals Impact Production Practices


Budget Proposals Impact Production Practices

Less about Money, More about Budget Shenanigans

Urge your elected officials to oppose the budget trailer proposals that limit farmers’ & ranchers’ ability to utilize available production practices.
Amongst the numerous proposals that are attached to the state budget are two that have less to do with fiscal matters and everything to do with plant protection materials.  The proposals would:
  • Require the Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) to dramatically reduce the amount of plant protection materials that can be used by overturning a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
  • Transfer pesticide risk assessment functions from DPR to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment therefore fragmenting and compromising an already successful program.

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About raylindairy

Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.

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