California

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to support California workers from large employers in the food sector industry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with two weeks of paid sick leave, filling a gap left by federal relief that had provided similar paid leave benefits for employers with fewer than 500 workers. Workers in the food sector, including farmworkers,...
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations for the appellations of origin for cannabis on February 21, 2020, which marked the start of a 45-day public comment period. In response to the COVID-19 emergency declaration, CDFA is extending the public comment period to May 6, 2020. A public hearing has been postponed. An appellation of origin...
California Cotton Ginners & Growers Association joined several other agricultural organizations in expressing opposition to a potential Governor's Executive Order to address COVID-19 under workers compensation that could place a massive economic burden on California businesses even in cases where it had nothing to do with work.  We are hearing that Governor Newsom is considering the following: 1) Creating a conclusive...
Open a Parts E-Commerce Account for your business to start shopping and ordering your parts online. California Truck Center would like to introduce you their trusted e-commerce parts ordering solution, Excelerator Parts, where you can look up availability, order parts online, and set up pick-up or delivery of parts for your business. Using Excelerator Parts is easy and their dealership can...
California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed California Grocers Association President and CEO Ron Fong to serve on his bi-partisan Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, responsible with helping plan the state’s economic recovery following the financial calamity resulting from COVID-19.      I am extremely honored to participate on this very impressive and diverse task force that gives the grocery industry...
A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump today to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help the U.S. economy recover from the ongoing coronavirus crisis. We feature below some of the most important sentences of the letter to the White house : The COVID-19 pandemic...
Sewage treatment turned into a wildlife sanctuary The Salida Sanitary District lies on the southern bank of the Stanislaus River, who’s meandering path defines the border of both the city and county. Viewed from above, this home of 13,000 people appears as a gray square in a greater mosaic of greens and browns. On the banks of the Stanislaus River...
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to support California workers from large employers in the food sector industry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with two weeks of paid sick leave, filling a gap left by federal relief that had provided similar paid leave benefits for employers with fewer than 500 workers. Workers in the food sector, including farmworkers,...
Winner of the Radicle Challenge by Corteva Secures Funding to Validate Efforts for Early Pathogen Detection for Indoor or Outdoor Agriculture Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund, today announced that it has awarded Scanit Technologies, Inc. $250,000 as the winner of the Radicle Challenge by Corteva. Radicle teamed up with Corteva on this Challenge to identify a promising agtech startup that is solving agricultural challenges...
Farm Credit West, ACA, announced today the distribution of $120,000 to food banks throughout California and Arizona. These contributions are aimed at providing relief to communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Littlefield, President and CEO of Farm Credit West, said: “Virtually overnight, local communities where our staff and customers live and operate have experienced unprecedented challenges as a result...