There’s good news in four California counties this week as state and federal ag officials lifted the European grapevine moth quarantine for Santa Clara, Nevada and Santa Cruz counties, and a portion of Sonoma County.
The recent passing of the fiscal cliff brings higher income taxes for some, but everyone caught a break with a permanent resolution to the estate tax quandary. Estate tax parameters have changed nine times between 2002 and 2012. However, for the first time in 12 years there is longer-term certainty in the tax code with respect to the estate tax.
Exactly a year after the expected release of the proposed Produce Safety Rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published that proposed rule for public comment today. This follows the adoption of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed into law two years ago by President Obama that aims to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks of foods produced domestically as well as imported foods. Two proposed rules were released today:
Western Growers welcomes 35 new members. New regular members include: Capay Inc., Fresalva Berry Farms, and Ware Farms LLC. Non-Fresh Regular members are Front Porch Farms, Materra Farming Co. LLC, and Nutrilite. New Associate Members are: