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					Border Legislative
Conference
Rayne Pegg
Deputy Secretary
CA Department of Agriculture
rpegg@cdfa.ca.gov
916 654-0321
Open Borders/
Fronteras Abiertas
        Mutual dependence /Dependencia Mutua
 Ca Exports to Mexico - $562m
  (CA Exporta a Mexico - $562m)

Dairy Products, Table Grapes,
  Processed Tomatoes
Productos Lácteos, Uvas,
  Tomates Procesados



 Mexico Exports to US - $10.2 b
  (Mexico Exporta a US -$10.2 b)
 Asian Citrus Psyllid
                                                                  ACP         ACP
                                                               DETECTED -     PEST
                                                               ERADICATED   INFESTED




The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is a pest that acts as a carrier or vector
spreading “huanglongbing” (HLB), a devastating disease of citrus
trees. This bacterial disease is transmitted to healthy trees by the
psyllid insect after it feeds on infected plant tissue.
 Every dollar spent on pest exclusion saves $17 ($24 in 2006*) in control or eradication
 costs.**
Bovine TB /
Tuberculosis Bovina
2007 – 08: 3 herds in California
   Approximately 6,000 head depopulated

Mexico imports to US: 1 – 1.5 million beef cattle / year

M. bovis in humans in California, 1998-2007
60-90 cases reported / year
     60-90 casos reportados por año
Associated with consumption of unpasturized Mexican dairy
    products, including cheese.

   Top 3 counties – San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange

      45% of cases of TB in children in San Diego are from
       bovine TB.

Foodborne
        ingestion of raw milk or cheese


                         Slide courtesy of Dr. Ben Sun, CDPH, & Dr. Milokon, CDFA
      Open Borders/
    Fronteras Abiertas
Labor / Mano de Obra

Ca Agriculture Employs 450,000 workers /
  year
 225,000 year-round – nursery, dairy

Balance between border security and legal
 workforce
Opportunities/
Oportunidades
  Foreign Markets / Mercados Extranjeros
  Consumer Trends / Tendencias del
   Consumidor
  Self-sustainable Policies / Políticas de
   sostenimiento propio
Global Market Landscape
Where the People Are….2012


               5%
    2%
                      56%

              28%

         9%
Global Market Landscape
Where the Economic Growth is…2012



                 23%
     19%
                        48%

                3%


           7%
     Foreign Markets /
     Mercados Extranjeros
Total Ca Agricultural Exports: $9.8 billion
California’s Top 10 Agricultural Export Markets, 2006
Rank         Country                  Export
                                      Value (Millions)         What do foreign
1    European Union-25                  2,071                   consumers want?
       Almonds, Wine, Pistachios
2    Canada                             1,879

3
       Lettuce, Strawberries, Processed Tomatoes
     Japan                              964                    Who are our
4
       Rice, Almonds, Hay
     China/Hong Kong                    611
                                                                competitors in foreign
       Cotton, Almonds, Table Grapes                            markets?
5    Mexico                             562
       Dairy and Products, Table Grapes, Processed Tomatoes
6    South Korea                        312
       Fresh and Juice Oranges, Grapefruit, Walnuts            Market Access?
7    Taiwan                             241
       Cotton, Beef and Products, Peaches and Nectarines
8    India                              203
       Almonds, Cotton, Table Grapes
9    Australia                          99
       Walnuts, Table Grapes, Fresh and Juice Oranges
10   United Arab Emirates               94
       Almonds, Table Grapes, Walnuts
Consumer Trends
Consumer Trends
Self-sustaining Policies/
Políticas de Sostenimiento
Propio
    Research & Technology / Experimentos y
     Tecnología
    Infrastructure / Infrastructura
       Mexico - Irradiation Facilities / Centros de irradiación
       Ports & Transportation / Puertos y Transportación
    Farm Bill / Legislación Arícola
    New Market Development
    Surveillance & Eradication - Pest & Disease /
     Vigilancia y Erradicación- Plagas y Enfermedades
          What is the value of
         agriculture in society?

Rayne Pegg
Deputy Secretary
CA Department of Agriculture
rpegg@cdfa.ca.gov
916 654-0321

				
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