Move to ban follows scientific findings that chlorpyrifos poses serious public health and environmental risks to vulnerable communities. Governor’s May Revision proposes $5.7 million in new funding to support the transition to safer, more sustainable alternatives. CDFA and DPR will convene a new working group to identify, evaluate and recommend alternative pest management solutions.
A new statewide environmental program may soon mean an extra charge for customers at some Sacramento restaurants.
That’s if the restaurants buy in. Launched earlier this month, Restore California Renewable Restaurants asks participating eateries to add a 1 percent increase at the end of customers’ bills. Sacramento restaurant owners like the sound of the program but nobody has committed to the 1 percent charge. The money would go to farms participating in the Healthy Soils Program, which supports sustainable farming practices in California.
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.
The Association has just received a draft copy of the revisions to Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 14-2001 that were required by AB 1066. These changes become effective January 1, 2019, except as otherwise noted in the revised Wage Order for smaller employers of 25 employees or less. The proposed revisions were submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 9, 2018, for legal review prior to implementation.
VCAA’s President and General Counsel, Rob Roy, a practitioner before the Agricultural Labor Relations Board for over 42 years, will be conducting a special seminar on the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA). The seminar will be conducted in English only is geared towards company owners, management and HR Representatives. The seminar will be conducted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on November 29, 2018, from 9:00am until Noon. The cost of seminar will be $35 per person to help to defray the cost of the room, re-production of materials, and refreshments.