Cansler to Deliver Remarks on Next Farm Bill

Tim Cansler of Cansler Consulting

Tim Cansler, Sr. Strategist & Founder of Cansler Consulting

On May 19th, Tim Cansler, founder and chief strategist of Cansler Consulting, will be speaking during the Annual Conference of the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Cansler, a former USDA official and farm policy specialist, will present a major discussion on the 2018 Farm Bill and its political and policy considerations. Cansler Consulting’s team is proud to have been influential in the farm bill debates dating back to the 1981 Agriculture and Food Act.

Understanding the Farm Bill

The 115th Congress will need to adopt the nation’s next Farm Bill for crop years 2019-2023.  Ideally, a new farm bill should be adopted before any new crop harvest.  That means for the next farm bill, it should be reauthorized by roughly mid-to-late May of 2019 when wheat harvest would begin in South Texas.

The 2018 Farm Bill touches nearly every person in America in some way. From food safety, to crop insurance, to SNAP benefits, to retail pricing and labeling of products, the Farm Bill connects to everyone. For organizations in the food and agriculture industries, the Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation presented before Congress. The Farm Bill has 12 Titles that not only impact food on your table and clothing in your closet, but multiple cross sector industries including commodities, specialty crops, nutrition and health, renewable energy, conservation, international trade and food aid, credit, rural development, transportation and agricultural research.


Who is CACASA?

The California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association [CACASA], a long-time client of Cansler Consulting, is a “voluntary non-profit organization comprised of County Agricultural Commissioners and County Sealers of Weights and Measures from California’s 58 counties.  County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers have the dual roles of promoting and protecting the state’s food supply, agricultural trade, the environment, public health and safety, consumer confidence and a fair marketplace in California.  Unique to California, County Commissioners and Sealers are appointed by their respective Boards of Supervisors, and work cooperatively with California Department of Food and Agriculture and Department of Pesticide Regulation, federal and other state agencies, and stakeholders to implement regulatory programs at the local level for applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Supporting state and federal efforts, Agricultural Commissioners certify agricultural shipments for export, prevent the introduction, spread and establishment of invasive agricultural pests, and protect human health and the environment from impacts of improper pesticide use. Sealers provide a “level playing field” for businesses and ensure that consumers are protected in the marketplace in the purchase of commodities being weighed, measured or counted. 44

In 2014, California ranked as the 8th largest economy in the world. California is a colossus in the agriculture industry producing over 400 crops with a total value of $46 billion.  Over one-third of U.S. vegetables and two-thirds of the nation’s fruits and nuts are grown in California.

Cansler & The Farm Bill

Cansler Consulting’s team is proud to have been influential in the farm bill debates dating back to the 1981 Agriculture and Food Act.  Tim Cansler is uniquely positioned to understand, explain, and influence decisions regarding the 2018 Farm Bill. He has been involved in agricultural politics his whole life and understands how agriculture and the Farm Bill impacts every aspect of modern life.

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