The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, written by Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, to establish a Federal Communications Commission task force with the Agriculture Department to evaluate how to meet the broadband connectivity and technological needs of precision agriculture.
On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states can compel online retailers to collect and remit taxes for online purchases. This position reverses the 1992 Quill v. North Dakota ruling which said only a retailer with a “brick and mortar” presence could have taxes levied on products by that state.
The passage of Senate Bill 3 in 2016, which authorized the increase of the California Minimum Wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 or 2023 has raised concerns about how a section of Wage Orders, specifically Section 9(B) of Wage Order Number 7 (and several others) will be enforced in the future.
The California Natural Resources Agency, California Air Resources Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and California Environmental Protection Agency invite you to participate in regional public meetings on the development of California’s Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan (Plan).
Far West Equipment Dealers Association joined the Ag Presidents Council challenging proposed policy discussion taking place without ratepayer involvement.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) unveiled the final budget of his tenure, a plan calling for $199.3 billion in total spending and projecting an $8.8 billion surplus, $7.6 billion of which would be deposited into two reserve funds in preparation for the next recession.
AEM kicked off the 2018 “I Make America” tour with a record-setting four events in four days.