Governor Jerry Brown's latest move could mean the beginning of the end for California's citrus industry.
Brown vetoed a bill that would've provided millions of dollars to fight a disease-carrying insect that can destroy citrus crops.
That's why some valley farmers are confused by the governor's actions.
"This is something that's very serious, but I think that they haven't really thought their way through it," said Keith Nilmeier, a Fresno citrus farmer. "And it's like, you know, come on, wake up, governor. We definitely need some help here."
Assembly Bill 571 would've provided $5 million to fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid-- a tiny bug that can cause major problems.
If the insect is carrying a disease known as HLB, it can infect the tree, and there is no cure.
"I mean the citrus industry is billions of dollars a year," Nilmeier said.
The $2 billion industry employs more than 12,000 people, according to the California Citrus Manual.
Farmers worry if the pest were to invade the Central Valley, the effects would be widespread.
"That's us farmers, our farm workers, the transportation industry, the packing house industry, the sales staff," Nilmeier said.
In his veto message, Governor Brown said, "I'm acutely aware of the devastating effects of the Asian Citrus Psyllid. This program has mostly been funded by the citrus industry and the federal government. If the current support is inadequate, let's review our options during the budget process."
For now, all farmers can do is hope their crops don't become infected and hope the governor will feel pressured to lend some support.