A labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union (ILWU) continues to hamper operations at 29 West Coast ports creating havoc for fruit, vegetable and nut importers and exporters.
Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) rejected a proposal by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that would have allowed limited increases in export pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta under certain conditions. The rejected plan had the support of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) was informed today by Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross of California, that it was the unfortunate victim of a highly-sophisticated cyber-attack.