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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #06-027
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SACRAMENTO, June 1, 2006 - California Department of Food and Agriculture, Secretary A.G. Kawamura has announced six member and four alternate vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee advises the secretary on current issues related to organic food production.

Appointments will be for three producer, one environmental, and two technical representatives with alternate vacancies available for one consumer, one technical and two producer representatives. The environmental, technical, and consumer representatives must not have a financial interest in the direct sale or marketing of organic products.

Individuals interested in being considered for any of the above appointments should send a letter of consideration as well as a letter of recommendation from the industry. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Nominations can be mailed to CDFA’s Organic Program, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or e-mailed to For additional information, please contact Ray Green at (916) 445-2180, extension 3506.



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