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               SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

                              AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONERS AND SEALERS ASSOCIATION

FRESNO•KERN•KINGS•MADERA•MARIPOSA•MERCED•SAN JOAQUIN•STANISLAUS•TULARE

c.

Board of Director’s Conference Call ~ Rolan

                Executive Director RFP: business arm/deal with legislature – broad picture

                            Facilitator/enthusiastic

                Washington D.C. trip was well received. Need to sustain presence. Tim

                Cansler is a good investment.

d.

Spring Conference Issues, Agenda Items ~ Group

Group discussion.

e.

Webinar Training Report ~ Niswander

               Group discussion – it’s a learning process, some problems with telephones,  

               headphones, microphone, etc.

f.

CDFA Licensing Proposal ~ Group

               Group discussion: need tribal (historical) knowledge, minimum requirements,

                both licenses, legislative change to CCR sections 108 and 105

                --CDFA proposal: all ag, no w&m

                --current system is unacceptable to many CAOs and BoS – need to change

                --need to expand the pool of candidates

                --Licensing and hiring are two separate issues and shouldn’t be lumped

                   together

                --Deputy: written exam only/eliminate the oral

                --CAC: maintain oral, no written exam

g.

Colony Strength Procedures Update ~ Caseri

               Gary will meet with Rick Gurrola (North) and Mark Black (Sac Valley) to sign

               off on procedures. Rick has some concerns about the guidelines: brood

               inspection in alfalfa, substandard frames, and cursory standards.

h.

FSA Issues/Conference Representative ~ Robinson

               Group discussion of the current drought situation in California and the  

                rangeland disaster assistance programs.

                --Need uniformity; an annual survey only if necessary. California FSA is  

                  looking at setting the time period for obtaining assessments between mid-  

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