On Wednesday, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a decision to once again reduce California workers’ compensation pure premium advisory rates effective September 1, 2021. Rejecting a proposed average rate increase of 2.7%, Commissioner Lara approved an average 3.4% reduction in advisory pure premium workers’ compensation rates across all classification codes. Advisory pure premium rates are set by the CA Department of Insurance, and they are used by insurance carriers as guidelines to develop their respective filed rates.*

The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) provided an update to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the California and Arizona Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMA), Western Growers (WG) and the United Fresh Produce Association regarding their plans for Import Control Measures for romaine lettuce in fall 2021.

De Ann Davis

Hot off the press! The latest edition of Western Grower & Shipper Magazine, July/August 2021, is now available for viewing and download here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/364532371/

This edition focuses on agricultural technology, including collaborations between startups and farmers, transitioning the ag workforce to master rapidly developing agtech and more. Below is a preview of the stories, columns and profiles featured in the July/August edition:

Stephanie Metzinger


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