New Protections For Immigrant Workers on Horizon

Brian German Labor and Immigration, Legislative

A California legislative committee recently amended a proposed bill that will define the individual rights of immigrant workers while on the job.  The Immigration Worker Protection Act (AB 450) would protect immigrant farmworkers against self-audits of I-9 documentation from their employer. The bill would require that employers must ask for a warrant prior to giving the U.S. Immigration and Customs …

ICFA Lobby for Practical Cannabis Growing Guidelines

Brian German Legislative, Regulation

Members of the International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA) met with lawmakers and regulators in Sacramento to lobby on behalf of sun-grown cannabis farmers.   The visit comes at a crucial time during the process of establishing the legislative framework for adult-use of marijuana in California in the coming year.  The ICFA is urging lawmakers to consider the implications of requiring …


Congress Reintroduces Legislation to Cut Red Tape For Conservationists

Dan Environment, Industry News Release 2 Comments

The National Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to support legislation introduced this week in both the Senate and House to exempt America’s conservationists from unnecessary and burdensome reporting requirements. “Farm bill and Natural Resources Conservation Service programs help American producers provide our nation with clean water and healthy soils; and yet they are made to jump through hoops to …