Welcome to the Committee on Agriculture

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdiction includes agricultural commissions, agricultural commodities, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, farmers markets, food access, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing orders and agreements, milk and milk products, pest management, veterinarians: agricultural issues. 

California Department of Food and Agriculture COVID-19 information

Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Guidance: COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees

Robert Rivas, Chair

Assembly Member Robert Rivas,
Chair of the Agriculture Committee

Devon Mathis, Vice Chair

Assembly Member Devon J. Mathis,
Vice Chair of the Agriculture Committee

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Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing, however due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information):
    1. Oakland - State Building - Elihu M. Harris State Office Building (1st floor Auditorium) – Bay Region , 1515 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612
    2. Los Angeles – Ronald Reagan state building - Auditorium (300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
    3. San Diego state building  - Auditorium room B109 (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101)
  • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

Committee Room

Contact Information

Assembly Agriculture Committee
1020 N Street, Room 362
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.2084 phone
916.319.2184 fax
Members & Staff
 

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