Learn how innovators are melding different pieces of automation technology together to help agriculture prepare for the future, during the Fourth Annual Open Farm Event on October 23. Open Farm is an annual gathering that brings together the software and farming communities to collaborate on the adoption of new technologies across the food supply chain and to promote a digital transformation within agriculture.

Stephanie Metzinger

The application period for the Farmer Agricultural Tractor Trade-Up Program will close on Monday, October 21, 2019. The program offers agricultural users incentive funds towards the purchase of a new Tier 4 final self-propelled off-road equipment in exchange for an existing in-use Tier 3 tractor.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will be accepting applications from Original Equipment Manufacturers/Dealers located within District boundaries, and all applicants must be engaged in agricultural operations as defined by the California Air Resources Board.

Matthew Allen

As has been reported, PG&E and other California utilities have implemented power outages intended to mitigate wildfire risk caused by downed power lines due to excessive wind conditions.

The IWC Wage Orders for packing/processing (Wage Orders 8 and 13) and agricultural employees (Wage Order 14) state that if an employee is required to report for work at a scheduled time, and does, but is not put to work or works less than half of his/her usual day, that employee will receive reporting time pay (Section 5).

Jason Resnick

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