On August 24, 2014, at 3:20 AM, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred just south of Napa, California.  Although it was not as strong as the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck nearby San Francisco in 1989, it caused significant damage to a number of homes and businesses in the Napa area.  About 200 people were injured, and the U.S. Geological Society estimates that total damage from this quake will approach $1 billion.  Unfortunately, since a majority of people do not buy earthquake insurance -- and damage from earthquakes is largely excluded from property insurance policies -- most of the damage will not be covered.

Greg Nelson

It is being reported by members and CDFA that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has stepped up its border inspections to detect for the presence of live, actionable pests of both domestic and foreign fresh produce commodities entering the state.  The inspections have delayed delivery of some shipments while other shipments have been refused entry.

Ken Gilliland

The 2013-2014 California legislative session was completed early Saturday morning amid a flurry of final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the Governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a snapshot of key labor and employment bills that WG has been lobbying on behalf of our members.

Matthew Allen

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