Cal/OSHA sued over impractical rules

By Craig W. Anderson A lawsuit brought by agriculture organizations seeks to set aside emergency rules from the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) because the regulations do […]

Ag COVID grants available from state and feds

By Craig W. Anderson The COVID-19 pandemic presented problems for the agriculture community and farmers, ranchers, processors, marketers and various businesses associated with agriculture met the challenges wrought by the […]

COVID prompts employee health and safety action

By Vicky Boyd Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in March, state and federal regulations governing employee health and safety as well as COVID-related leave have been coming fast […]

Air Pollution Board postpones burning phase-out for ag

By Vicky Boyd The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Board recently approved a draft proposal that continues the phase-out of open-field agricultural burning, including orchard prunings and larger removed orchards. […]

Ag crime doesn’t change during COVID

By Craig W. Anderson During walnut harvest, people often go into area orchards to take walnuts while they’re on the ground. Walnut farmers have endured a low price harvest and […]

PG&E introduces new time-of-use rate structure

By Vicky Boyd Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has introduced new peak time-of-use periods and rate structures for agriculture, effective March 2021, that company officials say will simplify their pricing. […]