Join us tomorrow morning (January 27) for “Agri-TechE Missions – Automating Agriculture,” a virtual event that will discuss the latest developments in field harvest automation. The webinar will also focus on exploring the labor, environmental and food safety challenges facing U.S. fruit and vegetable growers and how UK-based technologists can help American farmers tackle these key issues.

Stephanie Metzinger

One of California’s recent COVID-19 laws, AB 685 which requires employers to notify employees who have possibly been exposed to the virus and report workplace outbreaks to the local health department, went into effect January 1, 2021. This law also allows the Division of Occupational Health and Safety to more aggressively enforce health and safety standards to prevent workplace exposure to and spread of COVID-19 including potentially shutting down an entire worksite or specific worksite area if an imminent hazard related to COVID-19 is identified.

Chardae Heim

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Farm to Fork has opened the application for the 2021 Farm to School Incubator Grant Program. This program involves two funding tracks, awarding competitive grants to support innovative local and regional farm to school projects in nutrition education, sustainable food production and procurement. The deadline to submit the application is 5 p.m. PT on February 16, 2021.

Chardae Heim

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