Governor Ducey signed Executive Order 2015-01 on January 5th. This order, to promote job creation and more customer-oriented agencies, requires all state agencies to provide an evaluation of their rules with recommendations for amending or repealing those that inhibit economic development, are burdensome, antiquated, or contradictory.
Western Growers (WG) continues to support the ongoing improvement, enhancement and strengthening of food safety in the production of leafy greens. WG has established a yearly review process to review and update the food safety guidance documents (LGMA metrics) utilized by the Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMAs) in California and Arizona.
With spring’s promise of renewal and rejuvenation, it’s the perfect time to embark on the annual ritual of spring cleaning. That usually means cleaning oft-neglected items such as windows and carpets, dusting those hard-to-reach places and removing excess clutter from the home. But for the human resources professional, spring is an ideal time to clean up legal compliance issues.
Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation -- managers of California’s Central Valley Project (CVP) -- announced an initial zero percent water allocation for farmers and cities in the San Joaquin Valley following California’s driest year in recorded history.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has introduced a proposal to permit the use of agricultural tractors with Personnel Transport Carriers (PTCs) in level field row crop and irrigation operations.