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California Hearing Documents  
During the hearings held in Monterey, CA, the following documents were submitted as either testimony or exhibits for the record. The documents are grouped by the day that the testimony or exhibit was delivered.

Update: The presiding Administrative Law Judge adjourned the hearing following the afternoon session on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Consequently, no activities took place on Friday, September 25, 2009.

Note: On September 29, 2009, the following documents were re-loaded to this webpage to correct problems caused by scanning and formatting issues:

  • Day 1: The Department of Agriculture’s statistical report;
  • Day 2: The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County’s grower survey; and
  • Day 3: Diane Wetherington’s testimony and Shermain Hardesty’s evidence

All documents on this page are formatted in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


  • Notice of Hearing and Certificate of Mailing to Interested Persons [Exhibit 2]

  • Certificate of Mailing to State Governors and Secretaries of Agriculture [Exhibit 3]

  • Suzanne Dash, U.S. Department of Agriculture [Exhibit 4]




  • James Strachan, Grower’s Express [Exhibit 8]

  • John McClung, Texas Produce Association [Exhibit 9]

  • John Gonzales, California Environmental Protection Agency [Exhibit 10]

  • Jovita Pajarillo, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Exhibit 11]

  • Tim Richards, Arizona State University [Exhibit 12]


  • Hank Giclas, Western Growers Association [Exhibit 14]

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



  • Steve Etka, National Organic Coalition [Exhibit 17]

  • Certificate of Mailing and Press Release [Exhibit 18]



  • William Stevens, National Marine Fisheries Service [Exhibit 21]


  • Resource Conservation District of Monterey County [Exhibit 23]



  • Claudia Reed, California Certified Organic Farmers [Exhibit 26]



  • Allen Hardison, Jacobs Farms/Del Cabo, Inc [Exhibit 29]

  • Lisa Bunin, The Center for Food Safety [Exhibit 30]

Thursday, September 24, 2009

  • Mechel Paggi, California State University [Exhibit 31]

  • Laura Giudici Mills, Metz Fresh, LLC [Exhibit 32]





  • Jill North, California Regional Water Quality Control Board [Exhibit 37]

  • Victor Tognazzini, Gold Coast Packing, et al [Exhibit 38]


  • Ken Stearns, D’Arrigo Brothers of California [Exhibit 40]


  • James Bogart, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California [Exhibit 42]

  • Shermain Hardesty, University of California [Exhibit 43]





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