As a result of California SB 103, an emergency drought relief measure, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Applicants may apply for an estimated $10 million in competitive grants that can be used to for the implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has published new farm labor contractor (FLC) regulations. The regulations have numerous new provisions for FLC applications, including the following:
Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), in conjunction with co-sponsoring organizations, will offer a series of courses in Salinas designed specifically for agricultural human resources professionals and others who address personnel matters for their company. Graduates of this program will earn a prestigious designation of Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA).