The Governor took action today on new statewide restrictions, in the face in rising COVID-19 cases. In addition, new restrictions were added to the counties on the state’s watch list. See the attachment from Kahn, Soares & Conway for all of these changes and the counties on the list as of today (including Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter Yolo, Yuba).
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This is intended to give you the best information we have on COVID-19 vaccinations for the Food and Agriculture sectors included in the 1B, Tier 1 prioritization. This information is gathered from our colleagues in the San Joaquin Valley, United Ag and our observations of the Administration’s actions.READ MORE
A reminder that December 11 is the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2), which was expanded to include rice grown in California. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing safeguards processing, applications may take longer than expected. The agency offers multiple options to apply which can be found on this website. If you choose to sign up for CFAP2 through the Farm Service Agency, keep in mind that you can place your 2021 crop under loan at the same time.READ MORE
See the attached review of significant new emergency regulations adopted by OSHA. The emergency regulations will go into effect when approved by OAL no later than November 30 and possibly earlier. They require a number of new mandates for employers which will impact rice including: employee testing, reporting and record keeping and exclusion from the workplace for a positive test for 14 days.READ MORE