John “Jack” Leroy Woolf Jr., industry pioneer and prominent Fresno-area farmer, has passed away at the age of 102.

Woolf, who launched Woolf Farming Company in 1974, was among the first to plant almonds and pistachios in California’s Fresno County, a leading commodity that generates billions of dollars in revenue for the region every year.

Chardae Heim

On August 3, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Final Rule, which will impact the filing fees for many petitions, including H-2A petitions. Though the standard fee to file for any number of unnamed H-2A workers will decrease, the Rule includes dramatic fee increases for petitions that extend the stay for workers already in the U.S. or transfer to a new H-2A temporary labor certification.

Jason Resnick

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a webinar today to discuss several topics related to the safety of leafy greens.

After FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas offered insightful opening remarks, the following topics were discussed:

  1. Latest Outbreak Investigation Report
  2. California Longitudinal Study and CDFA update
  3. Agricultural Water Treatment Update
  4. Leafy Green Traceability Pilots

Latest E. coli Outbreak Investigation

Sonia Salas

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