The Agricultural Law Section was formed in recognition of Fresno County's status as the premiere agricultural region of the United States. The Section's goal is to inform local attorneys (and other interested persons) about current issues affecting agribusiness. Therefore, speakers and topics sometimes have more of an industry focus than a pure legal focus. Topics covered in 2017/2018 included presentations about the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and its impacts, current issues of importance to the Regional Air Board, an update on agricultural land values, an update on the Ag Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Department, current bankruptcy issues affecting water and agricultural interests and updates on the new tax laws affecting agricultural businesses. The Section also hosted a presentation on substance abuse for lawyers. Breakfast meetings at Baker, Manock and Jensen are generally held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 a.m. All section meetings qualify for one hour of MCLE credit.