Crop Production

California employers see changes in wage rules in 2022

Wage laws and minimums are changing, animals' living conditions require improvements, along with many other laws beginning in 2022. more »

Soil moisture probes part of Ceres Imaging’s precision irrigation

Now offering soil moisture probes, Ceres will provide installation and recommendations for number and location of probes based on its aerial insights tech. more »

Heliae Agriculture awards almond grower with 40 acres of PhycoTerra

An almond grower in Bakersfield, California, received the award through the BetterSoil Alliance – a Heliae and Yara North American partnership promoting regenerative practices and sustainable production. more »

Dept. of Labor issues AEWR for the employment of H-2A workers

The 2022 Adverse Effect Wage Rates are applicable Dec. 29, 2021. more »

Farm Bureau, National Immigration Forum partner in citizenship effort

The state accounts for one in every three farmworkers in the country, with an estimated 800,000 people working in agriculture at some point during the year. more »

California Department of Insurance cracks down on farm labor contractor

After reporting no payroll in order to pay lower workers' compensation rates and other illegal activities, the labor contractor has been arraigned on 15 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft and tax evasion. more »

Federal-state work group has on-farm compost research site for farmers, ranchers

The site includes information and tools to help farmers compost agricultural byproducts in compliance with regulations. more »

California producers help in getting ag employees citizenized

California Farm Bureau will contract with the National Immigration Forum to provide naturalization application services and counseling, and will pay for immigration services that farmers and ranchers request on behalf of their employees. more »

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