Issue Position: Agriculture
Agriculture is a vital part of California and our Untied States. California's top 20 crop and livestock commodities accounted for more than $25 billion in value for 2006. California has some of the most agriculturally productive counties in the nation, and nine of the nation's top 10 producing counties are in California. Therefore, we must support our productive agriculture and our farmers who help produce the agriculture for our consumption. At the same time, we should invest sufficient resources in USDA to establish standards and tests to ensure that what we consume daily is safe and free of diseases.