Register Now: WGA Leadership Luncheon 2022
January 26, 2022 | Sacramento, CA | Winegrape Growers of America
It’s that time of year again where nationwide industry members come together for the WGA annul Leadership Luncheon which takes place during the Unified Symposium in-person in Sacramento, CA. Join WGA for lunch, networking, and the honoring of an individual with the Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award. Learn more.
Save the date: WGA National Winegrape Policy Conference
March 27-29, 2022 | Washington, D.C. | Winegrape Growers of America
For those who are interested in attending the D.C. trip, additional details for how to participate will be coming early 2022. Learn more here.
USDA Invests $5.2 Billion to Build and Improve Critical Rural Infrastructure in 46 States and Puerto Rico
December 16, 2021 | United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $5.2 billion to build and improve critical rural infrastructure in 46 states and Puerto Rico. The investments reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to Building a Better America by investing in rural communities and will help expand access to high-speed internet, clean water and reliable electricity in people’s homes and businesses across rural America. Read full article.
Senate Parliamentarian Rejects Immigration Reform in Democrats’ Spending Bill
December 16, 2021 | NPR
Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled against Democrats’ pitch to include immigration reform provisions in their almost $2 trillion social spending bill, in a major setback for the party in their third attempt at the effort. Read full article.
Congress Votes to Raise the Debt Ceiling, Punting the Next Fight to 2023
December 15, 2021 | NPR
The House voted221 to 209early Wednesday morning to increase the federal borrowing limit by $2.5 trillion, a figure Democrats say will allow the government to avoid default until early 2023. Read full article.
NY Farm Workers Overtime Decision Postponed; Three More Hearings Set for January
December 15, 2021 | NNY 360
The nearly three-year debate to potentially lower the state’s agriculture overtime threshold to 40 hours just got longer. Read full article.
Bayer’s Bid to End Roundup Cancer Suits Leads Supreme Court to Ask for Biden Input
December 13, 2021 | Bloomberg
The U.S. Supreme Court signaled interest in Bayer AG’s bid to stop thousands of claims that its top-selling Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the Biden administration for advice on whether to hear the company’s appeal in potentially a multibillion-dollar case. Read full article.
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