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Friday Review:
Current updates from California Farm Bureau Federation on legislative issues impacting agriculture. Updated every Friday.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015

Healthy Families Act of 2014
An employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the beginning of employment, is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part-time and temporary employees, will earn at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment or July 1, 2015, whichever is later. Click here for more information and to access required forms.

Heat Illness Prevention
The well-being of employees is a priority for all California farmers. Heat illness is a health and safety issue that farmers and ranchers have been concerned about for many years. Farmers recognize the potential risks of heat exposure, just as employers do in construction, manufacturing and other industries that work in high-heat environments. Farmers take the necessary steps to protect employees not only from heat illness, but from other potential health and safety hazards.

Revisions to the California Heat Illness Prevention Standard became effective May 1, 2015, and can be found at

Heat Illness Prevention Summary from CFBF
Heat Illness Pocket Guide in English and Spanish

Economic Study Available
Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency co-funded an economic study which illustrates the potential impacts that would occur due to the proposed expansion of the bypass system on agriculture and the local community. Read more.

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Amnesty Enrollment Period Ended October 2
The deadline to enroll during the Amnesty Period has passed. For more information on the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, click here. Questions? Call (530) 673-6550.

California Farm Bureau Federation News

Wed, 27 May 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Cherry harvest nears the finish line, Invading stinkbug threatens crops, Website aims to stop pests from entering

Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Reduced California rice plantings aid competitors, Drought-tolerant wheat varieties show promise, Strategy aims to benefit bees

Wed, 13 May 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Farmers visit nation's capital, Thefts disrupt farms' irrigation, Study shows economic boost from food processing, Guidelines help hikers, cattle coexist

Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Forum airs effects of drought, Report gauges drought impact on vegetables, Insect population rise, Resolution supports domestic flowers

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:00:01 -0700

Water shortages to be on the agenda, Recycled water to be studied, Conservation award accepts nominations, More schools feature California-grown food