Constructive Conversation at Issues and Eggs


This week CCM hosted its annual Issues & Eggs breakfast at the Exeter Memorial Building. This year’s program included a panel discussion with Congressman Valadao and Congressman Costa,  both of whom serve on some of the most powerful and influential committees when it comes to agriculture policy. They are supporters of citrus industry priorities such as funding for ACP and HLB research, water, transportation, supply chain issues and guest worker reform. Costa and Valadao represent districts that heavily rely on agriculture, and each have family ties to Ag in the valley.

The panel discussion was led by CCM Senior Director of Federal Affairs Alyssa Houtby and covered topics such as bipartisanship, the Farm Bill, farm policy and climate change, and immigration reform. During the conversation Costa and Valadao, who are both members of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, provided insight into the challenging world of partisan politics and how they work across the aisle to tackle the biggest issues affecting California agriculture.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to Congressman Valadao and Costa for their service to California agriculture and the citrus industry.

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