Dear colleagues, friends and stakeholders,
Great news! Governor Newsom, in agreement with the state legislative leadership, has announced full restoration of UC's budget for the next fiscal year. This was part of the UC Regent's budget request this year, and we are thrilled to see it moving forward. For UC ANR, that means the 12.7% cut we sustained in FY 2020/21 will be restored, bringing our budget back to pre-COVID levels for FY 2021/22.
The ink has yet to dry on this agreement, so we still have work to do and we need your help. Will you thank the Legislature for their support and ask that they continue to support critical investments in UC ANR?
There are two upcoming budget...
As part of my job, I have the pleasure of talking to many audiences about the marvelous work you do. People are always blown away by the breadth of issues ANR addresses and the impact it has for Californians. From the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture in Washington D.C. to Silicon Valley venture capitalists at the Forbes AgTech Summit, I have met people who were surprised and amazed to learn UC ANR is working with individuals in every county to find solutions specifically suited for their community.
Past budget cuts and rising costs, coupled with serious concerns that our traditional state and federal funding may shrink or – at best – remain flat for the foreseeable...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Yesterday, President Mark Yudof asked UC supporters to communicate now with public officials to express their support for increased funding for this year and for a commitment to reliable, predictable funding levels for UC going forward.
If your clientele, cooperators and volunteers want information on how to express their support, they can go to http://bit.ly/Ldk5dN (UC’s advocacy website) for information and web tools. While there is nothing more effective than direct personal contact, especially at the local level, being part of the UC advocacy effort is another way for people to engage.
On Monday, May 14, Governor Brown will release his revised budget plan and now is the time...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
In his State of the State address on Monday, Governor Brown reinforced the fact that our budget difficulties are unprecedented and that virtually everything that depends on state funding must adapt to new realities.
While many things must happen before we have a final state budget, here are some things we do know:
- The governor’s budget proposes a $500 million cut for UC in 2011-12, a 16.4 percent reduction. State budget cuts could be deeper if proposed tax extensions fail because the cuts cover only half of the shortfall in state revenues.
- UC’s budget gap is really closer to $1 billion, when factoring in state General Fund reductions and...
- Author: Michael L. Poe
These announcements are also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.
County directors to discuss fundraising
Don Klingborg will be holding conference calls with the county directors to discuss fundraising in the counties. During the calls on March 19 and 24, Klingborg will ask the CDs for their opinions about whether we should pursue fundraising at the local level and, if so, what are the potential roles and approaches that should be standardized?
Business Operations Centers
Two ANR Business Operations Centers have been established, one in Davis and one at the Kearney Research & Extension Center...