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Section 802. (Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 408, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §802.

The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(a)Agriculture is the number one industry in California, which is the leading agricultural state in the country.

(b)Although California’s cultivated land accounts for approximately 3 percent of the country’s entire supply of farmland, the state has historically produced about 10 percent of the farm cash receipts in the United States.

(c)California leads the nation in the production of approximately 50 different crops and livestock products.

(d)The diversity of the state’s agriculture is truly impressive, for over 250 different commodities are grown here.

(e)Family owned farms produce most of the food and fiber produced by the California agricultural industry.

(f)The economic strength of the California’s agricultural industry depends on farmers and ranchers being able to profitably market the commodities and products raised.

(g)A profitable and healthy farming industry must be sustained by a sound natural resource base of soils, water, and air which is developed, conserved, and maintained to ensure sufficient quantities and the highest optimum quality possible.

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