Cal-OSHA keeps COVID rules in place

Ag community pushes for elimination of COVID Emergency Temporary Standard By Vicky Boyd Despite pleas from business groups to scrap the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, the California Occupational Safety and […]

COVID-19 Updates

SJC COVID Vaccine Distribution Those employed in Food and Agriculture are “Frontline Essential Workers” and fall into Phase 1B.San Joaquin County distribution schedules Those employed in Food and Agriculture are […]

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 […]

Coronavirus impacts beef industry

By Craig W. Anderson   The COVID pandemic hit the U.S. meat packing plants, reducing their beef-processing capacity that affected ranchers, supplies, prices and consumers. “There wasn’t a problem with […]

Winegrapes added to CFAP 2.0 aid package

By Craig W. Anderson   The original round of the federal  Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) aid was good news for growers and ranchers whose crops had been adversely affected by the […]