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U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 582

In the near future, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), which would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is willing to work with members of Congress to develop a legislative package that includes an…

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Revision to Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan

The Governor recently came out with his May Revision to his budget, which included a revision to his proposed Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan. The revision added $65 million to the funding for Ag Diesel Engine Replacement (FARMER Program).

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FWEDA Partnership with THE TRAINING A.S.P.E.C.T.

The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA), the nonprofit trade association representing agricultural, industrial, material handling, hardware, lumber, outdoor power and rental equipment dealers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, announced today it has entered into a professional development training partnership with Idaho-based THE TRAINING A.S.P.E.C.T. 

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FWEDA Partners with OPOC.us

The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) today announced its selection of OPOC.us (One Point of Care) to assist FWEDA members with their health insurance and other employee benefits needs.

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Farm Bill Approved by Lawmakers

AEM has petitioned CalOSHA and communicated its desire to see changes made to California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3441(b). Title 8, Section 3441(b), directed toward all “self-propelled equipment,” mandates that an operator remains at an operator station when the equipment is in motion.

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Agreement aims to speed tractor repairs

As farm equipment becomes more high-tech and computerized, diagnosing and fixing even simple problems often requires farmers to rely on equipment dealers’ shops to do the work, resulting in longer downtimes and lost productivity.

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