The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on April 21, 2022 to adopt proposed revisions to current COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (Cal/OSHA ETS). The proposed adoption of the latest revisions passed by a 6 to 1 vote and is likely to be approved for implementation on or before the current May 5, 2022 ETS expiration date.

On April 26, 14 representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology in Salinas, Calif.

Among those who toured the facility to meet with the startups was Bill Richmond, Chief of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program for the USDA and Robin Chilton, Director, Standards Division of the USDA's Specialty Crops Program.

The group met with WGCIT member Solare Holdings about their hemp program and the USDA requirements for hemp. In addition, the group me with the following WGCIT startups:

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