Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) announced a 65 percent initial allocation for farmers south of the Delta. The long awaited announcement came almost a month after farmers in other parts of the Central Valley received 100 percent initial allocations.
Plant Nutrition Technologies (PNT), one of 32 agtech startups in the WG Center for Innovation & Technology, will be hosting a Tech Talk on March 28, where they will be speaking about their unique bio-mineral fertilizers that create healthier and stronger plants that bear more robust fruits and vegetables.
IRVINE, Calif., (March 22, 2017) -- In response to the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation’s initial water allocation announcement of 65% today for farmers south of the Delta served by the federal Central Valley Project, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:
Plant Nutrition Technologies (PNT) has developed a chemical free, bio-mineral fertilizer to naturally recharge soil for healthier and stronger plants that bear more nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.
As the world's population grows, finding a sustainable method for food production is becoming increasingly more vital in growing enough food to meet the demand. Based on current cultivation practices, it is estimated that the available farmland will not sustain our population growth through 2050.
There have been several Executive Orders (EO) and Department of Homeland Security issued memoranda since President Trump took office in January that address issues related to immigration laws. Some of the Orders and Memoranda address bolstering immigration enforcement in the interior the United States, including hiring an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. While it is not entirely clear what impact these executive actions will have on the Agricultural Workforce, it heightens the importance for employers to prepare for a potential ICE audits or raid.
Automation is being looked at more closely by the produce industry as labor reliability grows increasingly challenging. The field of robotics is growing worldwide, but what are the challenges and opportunities of deploying new robotics technologies in the United States produce industry? Dr. Dan Harburg with Soft Robotics Inc. will provide an overview of the current state of automation and robotics in overseas and US-based produce operations, and will discuss how soft robotics technology is helping the produce industry adapt to the tightening labor market.
Using case studies and group discussions, this AB 1825 and AB 2053 compliant workshop explores the consequences of sexual harassment on the individual and the organization. We’ll discuss the important elements of carefully and correctly handling sexual harassment issues and complaints. We’ll review the legal definitions of sexual harassment and employment discrimination, learn how to appropriately handle sexual harassment complaints, discuss the negative impact of abusive conduct in the workplace, and management’s legal obligations.