The University of California – Davis’s Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the Farm Employers Labor Services invite members of the agricultural industry to complete a ten-minute online survey about their experiences addressing COVID-19 in the workplace
The Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Labor have released interim COVID-19 guidance online for agriculture workers and employers, noting this guidance may be adapted by state and local health departments in response to local COVID-19 circumstances.
United Fresh, AFFI and Western Growers, with input from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, have released guidance for agricultural employers pertaining to how they can help protect seasonal workers and those who live in shared/communal housing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
In light of the shortage of personal protective equipment for the agricultural industry due to COVID-19, the Environment Protection Agency has released temporary guidelines concerning respiratory protection for agricultural pesticide handlers. Learn more.
A new report, The Ecology and Management of the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer in the Tijuana River Valley, by Dr. John Boland, Dr. Kellie Uyeda and Dr. Debbie Woodward summarizes the current status of KSHB in this region.
Summer 2020 marks the ninth year the California Avocado Commission has celebrated California Avocado Month, showcasing the availability and versatility of the premium fruit during peak harvest in June. This year, with extended safer-at-home orders in states with the majority of California avocado distribution, the Commission placed renewed emphasis on recipes consumers can prepare at home.
Avocado toast is a hugely popular trend. So, as part of the California Avocado Commission’s California Avocado Month celebration, the Commission asked four renowned chefs to create recipes that they think represent the next big culinary avocado trend.