The Assembly debated a bill on Monday that would make adjustments to the supply chain for recycling agricultural byproducts, like almond hulls, into cattle feed. To the bill’s author, Asm. Ian Calderon of Los Angeles, the measure simply cleans up a 2018 policy to close a loophole.
To Fresno Republican Jim Patterson, however, it’s a “dirty-up bill” that would send more agricultural waste to the landfill, while putting renderers out of business. The California Farm Bureau agrees and has been leading a coalition of ag groups in opposition to the measure.
The measure passed and will now be taken up in the Senate.