California

California Farm Bureau, UC to survey labor impacts

From the Industrial Revolution to the Great Recession, labor markets and the nature of employment itself have been greatly altered during periods of b... continue reading »

Wildfires: USDA, Forest Service outline 10-year plan to combat risk

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore have outlined a strategy to deal with the growing wildfire crisis in the U.S. ... continue reading »

California growers jeer water resiliency bill removal

In response to California State Senator Melissa Hurtado being forced to pull SB 559 — also known as the State Water Resiliency Act of 2021 — after... continue reading »

California moves forward on groundwater sustainability plan

The California Department of Water Resources has released its first assessments of groundwater sustainability plans developed by local agencies to mee... continue reading »

USDA to offer $41.8 million in drought-related incentives

In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agr... continue reading »

California employers facing emergency COVID protocols

On Nov. 30, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to... continue reading »

Mariani to head California League of Food Producers exec committee

Michael Mariani, Mariani Packing Co., was elected as CLFP's 2020-21 chair at the 2020 annual board of directors meeting held on April 30. Mariani is a... continue reading »

United Fresh conducting California tour stops in early March

United Fresh will kick off a week-long “All Roads Lead to San Diego” tour on Monday, March 2 with town hall events and member visits throughout Ca... continue reading »

E. coli outbreak: Three California counties cleared for romaine lettuce distribution

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) organization released a statement Dec. 13 regarding the FDA’s announcement regarding roma... continue reading »

Food Production Incentive Program awards $12 million to four companies

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently announced its first awards under the new $57 million Food Production Incentive Program (FPIP). Accordi... continue reading »