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

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
Deadline for position letters is by 5:00 p.m. one week prior to the hearing date.  Submit Position Letter

Important COVID-19 Information

The public will have the ability to participate in committee hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of hearings; however, all are encouraged to participate using the Remote Testimony Station noted below, or by phone.  If you decide to attend hearing in person, be advised you are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building.  Hearings are also livestreamed on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Station location:
    • Sacramento – State Capitol Park - North steps.
  • Email the Agriculture Committee at AGRI.Committee@assembly.ca.gov to submit written testimony. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

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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