Last May, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) along with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State, announced a coordinated effort to modernize and streamline the application process for the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. This is welcome news to our industry.

Jason Resnick

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now recommending new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. According to DPR’s announcement today, the new measures will provide increased protections from potential exposure to the pesticide, while DPR completes a formal regulatory process to list chlorpyrifos as a “toxic air contaminant” and develops permanent restrictions on its use.

The interim measures include:

Hank Giclas

Western Growers will be hosting a Train-the-Trainer FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) course on April 9 – 11, 2019. This course combines the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs participant course with the FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Lead Instructor course. This combination course is coordinated by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).

COURSE INFORMATION

Prerequisites:

1.     Participants must be an approved Lead Instructor candidate

Sonia Salas

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