AB 3098 – California Agriculture Relief Act: severe heat impacts

AB 3098, the California Agriculture Relief Act, would rename the California Small Agricultural Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program as the California Small Agricultural Business Disaster Relief Grant Program and would expand the purpose of the program to include the provision of grants to qualified small agricultural businesses that have been affected by severe drought, heat, or flooding. The bill would include within the definition of a “qualified small business” one that has been affected by the September 2022 heat wave, as specified.