The Arizona and California leafy green sector continues to drive forward the highest standards for food safety in the United States. Western Growers, working closely with industry experts, academia and the Arizona and California Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMAs), developed resources to assist with the implementation of the new LGMA-approved best practices for water use.

Sonia Salas

The California Senate has passed AB 5, which codifies and expands on the “ABC” test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor.  The new test was adopted by the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision in 2018.  In Dynamex, the California Supreme Court held that under this ABC test, workers are presumed to be employees unless all three of the following conditions are met:

Jason Resnick

AB 1783 (Robert Rivas, Hollister) – a UFW bill that would make it more difficult to build safe and affordable farmworker housing in California – has passed the Assembly and Senate and now heads to the desk of California Governor Gavin Newsom for signing. Click here to see the official vote tally.

AB 1783 exacerbates the farmworker housing crisis in California for numerous reasons including the following:

Unworkable Permitting Process

Matthew Allen


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