The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is hosting a stakeholder workshop on the development of a soil organic carbon map for California. They are looking for stakeholders to provide early feedback as the map develops. This map will serve as an indicator of soil health as California takes steps to sequester carbon in agriculture soils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Participate in the upcoming webinar to provide public comments on the Development of a Soil Organic Carbon Map.


Sonia Salas

On Monday, May 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host the next call in a series of weekly private sector calls for updates on the COVID-19 response. As previously stated in Spotlight, the CDC is now conducting private sector calls detailing what the CDC knows and what it is doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The CDC plans to host calls every Monday for the foreseeable future.

Sonia Salas

FDA has released two new documents on Food Safety and COVID-19.

What to Do if You Have COVID-19 Confirmed Positive or Exposed Workers

This summary, derived from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, outlines key steps that employers and workers can take to help stay open, prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, and support continuity of essential operations if workers are diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, or show symptoms associated with COVID-19. Links to more detailed practices and recommendations are also included.   

Cory Lunde


Food Safety

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