Announced November 5, 2021 and set to take effect January 4, 2022, OSHA’s newly announced COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) are facing multiple legal challenges across the country. The same day the new ETS rules were announced, employers from supermarkets, restaurants, staffing agencies and others filed suit in Federal Court (Fifth Circuit) alleging OSHA has exceeded its authority and that the ETS rules are unconstitutional. One day later, the court issued an order staying the new rule.  

This week, more than 500 farmers and agricultural stakeholders gathered at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego for the Western Growers 2021 Annual Meeting.

The four-day event was filled with educational featured sessions, exciting networking events, riveting keynote addresses and more. Below are a few of this year’s highlights:

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