Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR

Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR On May 8th, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that California would be moving to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Rather than an immediate ban, CalEPA and DPR will work to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos over the next…

China Tariffs Increase

China Tariffs Increase APGov Report – May 2019 Edition Following the United States announcement that additional tariffs would be implemented on several Chinese imports, China’s State Council Customs Tariff Commission announced that it will be raising tariffs on American imports. Over 3,000 American products were included in this round of tariffs including everything from fish…

SWRCB to Hear Proposal

SWRCB to Hear Proposal on Increasing Unimpaired Flows in the Delta   The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will look at a proposal next week that seeks to update the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan under California’s Porter-Cologne Act. The proposal, which is opposed by American Pistachio Growers, seeks to require an average…

Immigration Law: Federal vs. State

Judicial Guidance for Employers In response to a perceived crack-down on illegal immigration by the federal government, the California Legislature has passed, and Governor Brown has signed, three major pieces of legislation intended to protect undocumented residents of California that have been challenged by the Trump Administration in federal court. APG Director of Government Relations…

Water Bond Gets Ballot Number

Lend some space to Proposition 3 effort   The Water Bond officially has a ballot number for the November 2018 ballot, Proposition 3. As a supporter and contributor to the campaign for Proposition 3, APG is actively involved in the steering committee directing the campaign. Now that the June primary is completed, the campaign is…

APG California PAC Sponsors District Event for Assemblyman Bigelow

APG Sponsors district event for Assemblyman Frank Bigelow   The APG California PAC helped sponsor an event for Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) at CRU Winery in Madera, CA. The Assemblyman represents Assembly District 5, which encompasses all or part of Madera, Mono, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Alpine, Calaveras and El Dorado counties. As a lifelong farmer, including…

Farm Bill 2018

The current Farm Bill was passed in 2014 and is set to expire in September 2018. Both the U.S. House and Senate have each developed their own versions of a replacement Farm Bill which will need to be reconciled at Conference later in the year. House Farm Bill fails passage The House version of the…