IRVINE, Calif. (August 6, 2019) – Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks® Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural technologies compete for the opportunity to earn a $250,000 minimum investment and access to farmland to pilot their innovations. Entrepreneurs interested in pitching their agtech startups at the AgSharks Competition can apply at www.wga.com/agsharks2019.

Stephanie Metzinger

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation compliance verification will be a part of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) vehicle registration process. The Truck & Bus Regulation requires that most medium- and heavy-duty commercial diesel trucks and buses with older engines be replaced or repowered with 2010 or newer model year engines through a phase-in schedule.

Matthew Allen

On Monday July 29, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation, requiring California employers to protect their employees from possible harm created by wildfire smoke.

Adopted by the Cal/OSHA Standards Board on July 18, the emergency rule requires employers to monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the workplace and take steps to protect workers when the AQI reaches certain levels.

Requirements for Employers

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