Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17, 2020, AB 685 (Reyes) requires employers to notify employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and to report workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 to the local health department. Additionally, the bill enhances the Division of Occupational Health and Safety's (Cal/OSHA) ability to enforce health and safety standards to prevent workplace exposure to and spread of COVID-19.

Cory Lunde

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recently received over $30 million in additional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding to augment its grant program to replace old agricultural tractors and low-dust harvesters.

The District will use $20,000,000 from this grant for its Tractor Replacement Program. The funding will support the replacement of approximately 526 older, high-polluting tractors with significantly cleaner Tier 4 tractors.

Matthew Allen

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2020) – Increasing its industry-leading efforts to quicken the pace of technology solutions for the fresh produce industry, Western Growers has added Walt Duflock as Vice President, Innovation. In this role, Duflock will be singularly focused on accelerating agtech for Western Growers (WG) member companies, including expanding the footprint of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a premier agtech incubator located in Salinas, Calif.

Cory Lunde

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