On Wednesday, the White House announced that the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will both be expanding operations to 24 hours-7 days a week. Historically, neither port has operated at that level, despite other ports around the world doing so. With the addition of new off-peak night time shifts and weekend hours, it is anticipated that the number of available hours that cargo can move out of docks and onto highways should double; at the same time, congestion during peak day windows should ease.

Tracey Chow

On November 4, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and STOP Foodborne Illness will be holding their first webinar in a new series on food safety culture.

Food safety culture is a journey and learning opportunity for both small to large-scale businesses, the regulatory community and consumers. In support of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint, all Western Growers members are invited to join a 90-minute webinar as experts speak about the implementation of a robust food safety culture to assure the safe production of food.

Sonia Salas

A free webinar supported by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative 2020 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture will be held on Nov. 4, entitled “Adjacent Land Use: Done Talking About It? Ready To Do Something?”

Dr. Trevor Suslow, Extension Research Specialist Emeritus at the University of California, Davis Department of Plant Sciences, will be featured during the webinar, which will include a one-hour presentation and 30minute Q&A session. The webinar will start at 12:30 p.m. PT.

Sonia Salas


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