In the Agriculture & the Law column appearing in the January 2014 issue of the Western Grower & Shipper (WG&S) magazine, it was erroneously reported that the California minimum wage will increase from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2014. In fact, the effective date of the first of two scheduled increases is July 1, 2014.

Jason Resnick

Bus loads of farmers and farm workers from the Central Valley and the Central Coast descended on the state capitol this morning to take part in a Latino-sponsored water rally as reported by the Sacramento Bee.  The purpose of the rally was to bring attention to the state’s severe water shortage and the effect it is having.  Shouts of, “No water – no jobs!” rang loud and clear and were accompanied by signs that read, “Sin agua=no ay future” (No water, No future).

Gail Delihant

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