Agriculture & Water


The Agriculture & Water Committee provides Western legislators with a forum to discuss issues relating to agriculture and water. The committee members engage in policy discussions and the exchange of information about agriculture and its role in our economy and food supply, as well as how to better manage our regional water supply.




Senator Gail Schwartz




Representative Frank Pratt



For more information on the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Commitee, please contact CSG West staff: Jason Burruel by phone (916) 553-4423 or email:


Click here for full committee roster.


2014  Annual Meeting


Click here to view the agenda for the 2014 meeting.


Presentation - Ron P. Carleton, Deputy Commissioner, Colorado Department of Agriculture


Presentation - Bennie L. Osburn, Director Outreach and Training, Dean Emeritus, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine


Presentation - Dr. Stuart W. Styles, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Food Safety Modernization Act


Committee Meeting Summaries


August 1, 2013 - 66th Annual CSG West Annual Meeting


Click here to view the agenda for the 2013 meeting.


Commitee Resolutions


Resolution on Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling




Agriculture Policy Briefs

EPA's Proposal to remove 72 Chemicals from Pesticides

Agriculture and your State's Economy

Qugga Mussels Spreading in the West



Ag Clips - A service of the regional offices of The Council of State Governments

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