In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable.  In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability. 

Hank Giclas

California state law mandates that employees who perform supervisory functions at a company with 50 or more employees take sexual harassment training.  The mandate first became effective August 17, 2007, resulting from the passage of AB 1825 and is part of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Employees are required to take the training every two years.

Adriana Robles

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer along with Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, all Democrats, introduced the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 today.   The bill provides congressional direction to federal agencies responsible for implementing federal regulations affecting operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP).

Dennis Nuxoll

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