California’s new laws could impact agriculture

California governor Gavin Newsom signed several bills into law impacting agriculture in the Golden State.

One new law establishes an Environmental Justice Advisory Committee. They will function alongside the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Farm groups have opposed this law, saying it gives more influence to advocacy groups.

Another requires Groundwater Sustainability Agencies to use state officials for reviewing adjudication agreements.

The final ag-related law deals with violence in the workplace. It requires employers to build plans for logging those incidents, and this includes ag employers.

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