ADVOCACY

United as an industry, your voice can be heard.

State Advocates

Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP’s George Soares and Louie Brown ensure that CANGC members are heard in the halls of the legislature and in the offices of state regulators. AAMSI’s Legislative/Regulatory team, in coordination with our state and federal legislative advocates, reviews, monitors and takes action on government actions affecting the industry.

We have two tools to accomplish our goals—CANGC Legislative Fund and CANGC Political Action Committee. These tools, paid for through contributions, allow us to represent the industry before legislative and regulatory bodies.

 

Regulatory Issues

CANGC staff is in frequent contact with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), and many other agencies that directly impact the nursery industry. CANGC works with these governmental organizations on issues of pests, quarantines, pesticides, licensing and other issues to ensure that our members can continue to run profitable businesses.

 

Federal Advocates

Working with our partners at AmericanHort, we remain involved and engaged in myriad issues including immigration reform, the Farm Bill, and federal program funding.