The agriculture industry is facing an ongoing threat: invasive pests. Twenty voluntary non-profit agricultural associations, including my organization, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League, formed the Invasive Species Coalition to address this threat. We are pleased to now join the efforts of the HungryPests Coalition in both preventing and effectively treating invasive pests and plants in California.
California has been able to build one of the most efficient economies in the world, as well as a superior quality of life, thanks in no small part to a vibrant agricultural community that feeds much of our nation and many people around the world. However, as more international travelers visit California and trade continues to increase, the threat of new invasive species arriving here grows every day.