Western Growers has launched a digital media campaign aimed at intensifying awareness among urban Californians about the water being lost to the sea this winter and the need for federal and state leaders to exert pressure on water system operators to capture and store those El Niño waters before they are lost.

With another blast of El Niño’s rains coming in over the past weekend, the fish agencies in charge of regulating the Delta pumps must be challenged to immediately begin operating them at the maximum levels allowed under the Endangered Species Act.

Cory Lunde

Earlier last month, Bayer Crop Science refused a request by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to voluntarily cancel all uses of flubendiamide, or Belt, in the United States. As a result of Bayer’s refusal to voluntarily cancel the product, the EPA has issued a formal notice of its intent to cancel the product.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all large employers (and all self-insured employers) to file new tax forms stating whether or not they offered coverage to full-time employees. The deadline to furnish required forms to employees has been delayed to March 31, 2016, and the deadline to file the forms with the IRS has been extended to June 30, 2016 (if sending electronically) and May 31, 2016 (if sending by mail).

Members who have questions about IRS reporting or the ACA should call our Western Growers Insurance Services licensed insurance brokers at (800) 333-4942.

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