Western Growers recently wrapped up the second leg of its #LostCAwater digital campaign—and the results were tremendous. Nearly 1.9 million people saw the “Other Stressors, Not Pumps, Leading to Delta Smelt Decline” video, which aimed to educate Californians about the regulatory exacerbation of California’s drought and its devastating impact on farmers and rural communities.

Stephanie Thara

With state legislators preparing to return to work in Sacramento on August 1, Western Growers urges members to schedule meetings with their state senator and assembly member to register their strong opposition to AB 1066, the California ag overtime bill. This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 1st.    

AB 1066 would repeal the 10-hour/day and 60-hour/week overtime threshold directly threatening the livelihood of farmworkers as it would compel farmers to reduce available work hours and could even threaten jobs.

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