Providing Financial Assistance To Farmers Who Wish To Transition Their Farms From Conventional To Certified Organic

Resolution Number SAC09.32

Providing Financial Assistance To Farmers Who Wish To Transition Their Farms From Conventional To Certified Organic

WHEREAS, a number of farmers in California want to transition their farms from conventional farming to certified organic farming, but have not done so because of the initial costs associated with making the transition; and

WHEREAS,
if financial assistance to help cover some of these initial costs were available to California farmers, a number of California farmers would then choose to transition their farms to certified organic; and

WHEREAS, providing financial assistance to California farmers who wish to transition from conventional to certified organic farming would thus assist California farmers and promote a progressive result;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports providing financial assistance to California farmers transitioning their farms from conventional to certified organic, thereby, facilitating more California farmers making this transition and promoting a progressive result; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party transmit copies of this resolution to the Speaker of the Assembly, the Senate President pro Tem, and each California Democratic Assemblymember and Senator.

Submitted by: Yannick A. Phillips, Ex-officio Alternate, Sonoma County Democratic Party;
Paul Apffel, Executive Board Member, Marin County Democratic Party;
Maria Peluso, Chair, Sonoma County DCC Issues & Legislation Committee; Stephen Gale, Chair, Sonoma County Democratic Party; San Benito County Central Committee
Sponsored by Los Angeles County Democratic Party

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
July 19, 2009

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