California Representative Fears Farmers Being Priced Out

California Representative Fears Farmers Being Priced Out

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
Some farmers in the Golden State are worried about being priced out. James Gallagher, a California Representative calls the situation a theme of regulations and rules.

“California is not the example for what you should be doing. It's actually the warning sign of what you shouldn't do in order to keep a strong viable ag industry.”

Proposition 12 is not just causing problems for major pork producing states, it also has an impact on California's agriculture. Gallagher is apologetic.

“Not only does it not take into account, what really happens in agriculture, but it's shrinking our markets. It's hurting farmers outside of California.”

Gallagher wants to wake the nation up to agriculture, he says there's a need for production and consumers to coexist.

“You know, so many people don't live on farms. Right? I mean, that's the reality of the time that we live in, and people are disconnected from their food. We need to reconnect people to their food and understand where it comes from and really what it takes to bring that food to your table.”

There is a good movement trying to help bridge the gap in California, Gallagher wants to get people's attention on agriculture and what he thinks many take for granted.

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