Sacramento, CA– Senator Tom Berryhill has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
“I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee,” said Berryhill. “As a fourth generation California farmer, I welcome the opportunity to work on the many challenges facing the agriculture industry.”
Berryhill served four years as a member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, two of those years as Vice Chairman. From the start of his term in the Assembly, Berryhill has introduced and passed legislation to benefit farmers. Such legislation includes AB 454 which was aimed at protecting rural farm land from development, and AB 2686 which allowed County Agricultural Commissions to enforce violations of the food and agriculture code.
Senator Berryhill represents Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Fresno, Madera and San Joaquin Counties.