Technology isn’t only about drones and robots. The fresh produce industry is experiencing a high-tech revolution in the area of food safety, as well. While food safety-related news continues to grab headlines, farmers have made significant strides in food safety process improvements over the years. Now, new cutting-edge tools are emerging to bolster those efforts.

Hank Giclas

On April 2, 2019, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted the “State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges for Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State.”  The rule clarifies what is considered a wetland for the entire state and establishes permitting procedures for discharged materials from or to areas considered a wetland. The rule also provides consistency in the way the State Water Board and nine regional water boards regulate activities to protect wetlands and other waterways, such as rivers and streams, and bays and estuaries.  Additionally, the rul

Gail Delihant

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) will be offering a labor and employment law course on April 17, 2019, in Santa Maria, Calif. This session will provide an overview of the California and Federal labor and employment laws affecting agriculture, including wage and hour, harassment and discrimination, farm labor contractor regulation, union organizing and mandatory leaves of absence.

Jason Resnick

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