Government Affairs

AB5 - Frequently Asked Questions

March 11, 2020

AB 5 Frequently Asked Questions for Farmers & Ranchers What is AB 5? Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands the reach of a test—first imposed by the California Supreme Court in its 2018 Dynamex decision—to determine the legal relationship of a worker and an entity hiring that worker. AB 5 takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Read the FAQ from California Farm Bureau Federation.

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Research Shows SLO Farmers' Perspectives on SGMA

January 30, 2020

Research published on SLO County farmers' views on water management and SGMA....

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Farm Bureau Comments on SLO County Industrial Hemp Ordinance Draft

December 19, 2019

Read SLO County Farm Bureau's comments on the County's Industrial Hemp Ordinance Public Review Draft submitted on December 19....

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California Farm Bureau supports agricultural immigration bill

October 30, 2019

Bipartisan federal immigration reform bill seeks security and reforms for ag workers...

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