Are you up to speed on issues related to air quality and Best Management Practices (BMPs)? If not, join Western Growers for another of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars which will provide you with an overview of current regulatory issues at federal and state levels. Matthew Allen from Western Growers’ Sacramento office will focus on the status of air quality regulations and Rusty Van Leuven from the Arizona Department of Agriculture will focus on the current Arizona BMPs program and upcoming changes likely to affect many businesses.

Sonia Salas

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the requirement that raisin growers to set aside a portion of their crop to be placed in reserve to control price and supply was in violation of the Constitution.  The Courts said the marketing order violated the Fifth Amendment prohibition that requires the government pay just compensation when it takes personal property for public use.

Ken Gilliland

A study by the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) confirms what experienced workers’ compensation experts have been saying for years -- delayed reporting of workers’ comp claims will cost you. Specifically, the report said that the late reporting of claims: 1) costs employers more in dollars, increasing the loss ratio of business entities, 2) increases their experience modifications, and 3) ultimately has a negative effect on workers compensation premiums, regardless of the insuring company.  

Greg Nelson

Over 10 days following its initial announcement that a hardware failure halted the processing of over 3000 H-2A visas nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to work on a fix to the biometric data transmission system used to process security checks. There has been no official word from the U.S. State Department or from DHS about when the problem will be fixed.

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