SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
June and late August. The assessments can vary from measurements of
grass clippings to assessments based on rainfall, calf weights, the degree of
supplemental feeding, rancher surveys, etc
--There are already issues on the Westside – short forage is already headed
--Fresno will re-affirm their current drought situation (50% loss).
--There will be a presentation by USDA/FSA on drought, disaster
declarations, and the implications of the 2008 Farm Bill at the Spring
CACASA Brochures ~ Group
CACASA.org/Minutes ~ Rolan
Contra Costa County is helping with getting the area group and committee
minutes on the website. Recruitment sections may need to be updated – each
county should check. Also need to standardize names to facilitate a search.
UCGT, Mill Assessment Refunds ~ Group
Discussed during Executive Session.
Computer User Conference ~ Group
Hold conference in 2010 due to downturn in the economy and travel
09/10 RIFA Contracts ~ Rolan
All contracts are continuing, but with decreases in extra help positions
Weather Related Crop Losses ~ Group
Freeze issues from San Joaquin County to Kern County – not sure how much damage has been sustained at this point
Triticale Survey ~ Rolan
Group discussion: triticale is grouped in with wheat as a commodity. No way to separate it out and track it.