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               SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

                              AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONERS AND SEALERS ASSOCIATION

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

Joaquin County to the regional network area covered) and send a letter of support for the concept to USDA/APHIS/PPQ.

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Deputy Referral: USDA Pest Data Base  ~ Arroyo

--Group discussion – what is the data to be used for? Not supported by industry

--USDA wants CAC to do the data collection for them – to have the identifiers provide the data to USDA

--Response to the deputy group: thank you for the information, but we had not had any such request from USDA

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TYLCV Update ~

Bob Wynn CDFA says that would require a statewide survey to determine the infested areas; no quarantine without the survey

Industry says that you know if you have TYLCV or not. Industry wants an interior quarantine instead of protection zones; wants certification to move plants from an infested area to a non-infested area

UC says that the reservoir is not an issue with this virus

Counties don’t have the resources to absorb the workload costs; need source of funding

Nick Condos will be sending a letter asking for county regulatory cost figures for the TYLCV program

County needs to know the workload and procedures

CDFA concerns: unfunded mandate aspect & cost of statewide survey

CAC concerns: how much for protection zone program? What are the CDFA protocols for inspection? How to (and who will) pay for greatly increased workload for this program?

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Liaison Report ~ Masuhara

     (Note: CAC Liaisons will not be attending due to Oral Exams)

      March 2009 Area Group Meetings

    General

On February 20, 2009 the Governor signed a budget package which made changes to the FY 2008-09 Budget and approved the FY 2009-10 Budget.  CDFA is awaiting detailed information on the impacts to the Department for both years.  In the meantime, the FY 2008-09 General Fund savings

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