After weeks of heavy rainfall, growers are faced with an array of challenges associated with floodwater. Relief opportunities and support are available on a state and federal level to help navigate these difficulties. This information is current as of Feb. 2, 2023 and will be updated by Western Growers as more resources become available.

Crop Insurance

The first course of action for farmers who are experiencing flooding should be to contact their crop insurance agent.

Kara Timmins

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published its final rule adjusting civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department for any Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations associated with a workplace safety and health inspections. The DOL is required by law to annually adjust its civil penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15th of each year.

The new penalty assessments went into effect January 16, 2023. The minimum and maximum amounts are as follows:

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