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Look at all of the wonderful things we could be doing with our tax instead of making 300 dairies stinking rich. I can see the headlines, The California Dairies are donating from their Quota Tax fund $670 million to aid nations at risk of hunger because of Russia's...
To view the original Petition #3 that was submitted, click here. CDFA is stalling again and not doing what the Food and Ag Code and Civil procedures call for, but what is new. We should have had an answer back from Secretary Ross over a month ago, on whether she is...
To view the original petition, please click here. They denied Petition #2 on the same grounds as Petition #1 citing the California Marketing Act. But we cited Chapter 3 and Chapter 3.5 and we cited the QIP with the required super majority vote. It is obvious that...
September 13, 2021
CA Farmers, Worried About Water, May Be a Force in Recall Vote
From The New York Times, By Christian Morales – Craig Gordon, the owner of several dairy farms near Los Angeles, is a lifelong Democrat. He supported Senator Bernie Sanders for president, he doesn’t like former President Donald J. Trump and he voted for Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2018.
But lately, he said, high taxes on milk, coronavirus shutdowns that have cut into his sales and state-imposed limitations on water for agriculture have made him so angry at Mr. Newsom that he has paid for seven billboards throughout the state — most of them in the Central Valley, which produces a quarter of the nation’s food — urging people to remove the governor in Tuesday’s recall election.
Mr. Gordon said he has spent about $44,000 for the billboards. “If I had to spend my last dime to get rid of this guy, I would,” he said. School closings during the pandemic have inflicted losses in milk sales of roughly $15,000 a day, he said. Between that financial blow and his taxes, he said, he’ll have to sell his cows and close the business by next year.
Farmers are a key constituency in California, where the $50 billion agricultural sector makes up about 3 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. During this year of exceptional drought, they are feeling the pinch of water restrictions, prompting many to support the recall of Mr. Newsom and choose a successor who they feel supports small businesses and will fight hard for their water needs…