Based on new recommendations from the CDC and FDA, workers on farms, and in food production, processing and retail settings who do not typically wear masks as part of their jobs, could consider the use of a cloth face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Based on new recommendations from the CDC and FDA, workers on farms, and in food production, processing and retail settings who do not typically wear masks as part of their jobs, could consider the use of a cloth face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Cory Lunde

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was authorized in the CARES Act. Borrowers and lenders may rely on the guidance provided in this document as SBA’s interpretation of the program.

In reviewing the FAQs, note that Question 9 may be especially useful for some employers with a seasonal workforce:

Cory Lunde

On March 20th, WG President and CEO Dave Puglia issued a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom requesting a formal pause on new regulations impacting the state’s agriculture industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the letter, Puglia requests that Governor Newsom initiate a formal pause “for all open public comment periods concerning both active rulemakings and non-rulemaking (e.g., informal stakeholder) processes that affect agriculture.”

Cory Lunde

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation compliance verification will be a part of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) vehicle registration process. The Truck & Bus Regulation requires that most medium- and heavy-duty commercial diesel trucks and buses with older engines be replaced or repowered with 2010 or newer model year engines through a phase-in schedule.

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