Following a 2015 fatal gas explosion in Bakersfield, California, lawmakers made a one-year Area of Continual Excavation (ACE) ticket accessible to farmers and certain flood control operators. ACE tickets were designed to create a safe and less burdensome option to comply with the “call before you dig” law. This process will be available on July 1,2020.

The year-long ACE ticket can be requested at the farmer or flood control agent’s convenience and is valid for one year from the date of issue. Renewal is required within one year if work continues.

Gail Delihant

Earlier this year, several lawsuits were filed against the Trump Administration’s biological opinions (BiOps) governing operations of the Delta pumps, including one by the state of California and another by a coalition of six environmental organizations. 

Both sets of plaintiffs filed motions for preliminary injunction, which would effectively revert Delta pump operations back to the more restrictive Obama-era BiOps.

Gail Delihant

You are invited to virtually join the Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) team next Tuesday, May 19th from 8am - 10am to learn more about Federal and State Leave Laws and how to navigate the changes brought on by COVID-19.

They would also love for you to join your peers on Wednesday, May 20th from 8am - 10am for their food safety training where you will discover if your business is ready for a regulatory visit and dive into the claims side of things, should a contamination event occur.

Chardae Heim


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