A national coalition of 64 organizations representing specialty crop producers sent a letter to congressional leadership earlier this week highlighting the extraordinary measures agricultural employers are taking to protect their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The letter details the collaboration between the agriculture industry, public health experts and regulatory agency officials to develop best safety practices in the field and in packing, processing and cooling facilities.

Cory Lunde

Yesterday, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) that extends temporary workers’ compensation benefits to essential workers who claim to contract COVID-19 at their place of employment (away from home).

The EO is retroactive to March 19, the day the statewide stay at home order was issued, and will be in place through July 5, 60 days from the date the EO was issued.

Cory Lunde

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is hosting a stakeholder workshop on the development of a soil organic carbon map for California. They are looking for stakeholders to provide early feedback as the map develops. This map will serve as an indicator of soil health as California takes steps to sequester carbon in agriculture soils to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Participate in the upcoming webinar to provide public comments on the Development of a Soil Organic Carbon Map.

WEBINAR DETAILS

Sonia Salas

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