Tag: Agriculture

Farmworkers Deserve Democratic Protections

This article was written by William Gould IV and first appeared in CalMatters. Assembly Bill 616 is misleadingly being portrayed as merely a way to shift...

Drought has California Farms Destroying Crops, Rather Than Pay for Water

When Stuart Woolf was growing up on his dad’s ranch in Huron, California, he never liked working the tomato harvest. “I thought, ‘I am never...

Forced Unionization Bill Awaits Action by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill seeking to force agricultural employees into unionizing awaits action by the full Senate when legislators return from...

Law Giving Unions Access to Private Property Ruled Unconstitutional

A Supreme Court victory was handed down to employers yesterday in a case filed by two California agriculture businesses who challenged a state law...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...

It’s a Little Dry – Capitol Insider

According to most weather forecasters, this fall has been a little dry so far. It’s not time to panic, but it is time to...

Landowner Safe Harbor for Endangered Species Act Passes Committees

Assembly and Senate policy committees this week gave approval to California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills extending landowner protections in connection with the state endangered...

Canada Day: What Changes in NAFTA Mean for Agriculture in California

The California-Canada economic partnership, ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade talks and what changes in the agreement could mean for agriculture in...

Assembly Passes Agriculture Overtime Bill

The Assembly yesterday passed a bill that could drive up costs of commodities to consumers by removing the existing overtime exemption allowed for agricultural...

California-Only Food Labels Pending; Higher Grocery Costs Likely​

Food costs are likely to increase if two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed proposals to mandate California-only labeling for certain foods become law. SB 1381 (Evans;...