CDFA files notice to implement June hearing results
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced that on Monday it would issue a notice of intent to file a negative declaration regarding the impact of the June hearing determination. CDFA has not yet implemented its decision because the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment (CRPE) claimed that any change to pricing formulas required review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The action by CDFA today means that the department has reviewed the claim and found it to be without merit. There will be a 30-day comment period, after which the Class 4a and Class 4b formula changes could be implemented.