IRVINE, Calif. (January 3, 2020) – With another dramatic increase in the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) – the U.S. Department of Labor-regulated hourly rate agricultural employers are required to pay H-2A temporary foreign agricultural workers (and domestic workers in corresponding employment) – taking effect yesterday, Western Growers has joined the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) in calling on the U.S. Senate to address the agricultural labor crisis.

Chardae Heim

This fall has been busy with regulatory activity at the California Air Resources Board (CARB). WG staff has been actively participating in two regulatory proposals that will impact farmers in both the short- and long-term.

The first proposal is the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation which is designed to mandate that manufacturers make and sell more zero-emission trucks and buses. It would be comprised of two parts:

Matthew Allen


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