One of California’s recent COVID-19 laws, AB 685 which requires employers to notify employees who have possibly been exposed to the virus and report workplace outbreaks to the local health department, went into effect January 1, 2021. This law also allows the Division of Occupational Health and Safety to more aggressively enforce health and safety standards to prevent workplace exposure to and spread of COVID-19 including potentially shutting down an entire worksite or specific worksite area if an imminent hazard related to COVID-19 is identified.

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Farm to Fork has opened the application for the 2021 Farm to School Incubator Grant Program. This program involves two funding tracks, awarding competitive grants to support innovative local and regional farm to school projects in nutrition education, sustainable food production and procurement. The deadline to submit the application is 5 p.m. PT on February 16, 2021.

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The latest issue of Western Grower & Shipper Magazine is now available both online and in print. With a new look and feel, the magazine gives readers an inside look of the various faces of Western Growers. Learn more about Chairman of the Board Ryan Talley, Class 6 of the Future Volunteer Leaders and more. Click here to access the digital version of this magazine.

Some highlights include:

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