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Assemblymember Bennett releases Statement on Veto of Farmer Tool Sharing Bill, AB 552 (2023-24)

For immediate release:

As a state, we know that our small farms are critical for both the economy and ecological diversity. AB 552 would have relieved some of the heavy financial burden these farmers often face by helping them build cooperatives and pool resources. While AB 552 wasn't within our reach this year, we look forward to working with the bill sponsors, Community Alliance for Family Farms (CAFF) and California Climate and Agricultural Center (CalCAN), to find creative ways to meet this need for the thousands of small farmers across the state.

CONTACT: Michelle Sevilla, Communications Director,, (805) 485-4745 ext. 10638