Late Wednesday, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which had previously passed the House. The bill is now set for President Trump’s signature.

This legislation amends several provisions of the PPP, the forgivable loan program designed to help small businesses keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Payroll Threshold

Cory Lunde

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 CPS Research Symposium Webinar Series, which begins June 23, 2020. Through a series of five weekly webinars, 24 scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), will present their research projects on topics ranging from agricultural water treatment, wildlife co-management on farms, Listeria growth potential, and Cyclospora prevalence. This year’s Symposium is hosted online for the first time and the registration is complementary.

Chardae Heim

In response to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages in the agricultural sector, EPA is providing temporary guidance regarding respiratory protection requirements for agricultural pesticide handlers.

The temporary guidance outlines approaches to address the unavailability of required respiratory protection and respiratory fit testing that should first be exhausted before considering any alternative options.

Options include:

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