As farmers look for ways to increase productivity and maximize worker performance, many companies have added night shifts to their operations.  Although working at night enables companies to harvest and process more produce, night shifts can also have negative consequences: they expose more workers to injuries and accidents while also making it more difficult to work in limited lighting. 

Greg Nelson

During the Emmett J. Vaughan Agribusiness Conference in Sacramento this week, attendees were informed that the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is expiring at the end of 2014. Many at the conference were not aware that TRIA was set to expire this year.   If not renewed by Congress, TRIA’s absence could create higher costs for policyholders and leave many without coverage for terrorist acts.

 

Greg Nelson

This webinar will describe the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resources, including conservation planning and programs that may be of help to Western Growers’ members during this drought.  An overview of the process by which NRCS works with farmers will be explained, including more specific details about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), eligibility requirements and special assistance recently made available for drought relief.

 

Jeff Janas

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