CLFP Insider
September 25, 2020
CLFP News
 
   
CLFP is accepting applications for the 2020-21 Member Company Scholarship program. CLFP offers a Scholarship Program to full-time employees (year-round or seasonal) and their dependents of CLFP Processor and Supplier Host Council Member companies. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
 
 
   
Register now for CLFP’s 24th Annual Supplier Host Council (SHC) Golf Tournament, which raises funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program. The tournament will be held Monday, October 19, at the Brookside Golf and Country Club in Stockton. Due to COVID-19, the tournament will be limited to 80 players, contingent upon cart assignments, and safety protocols will be in place. The registration deadline is Monday, October 5.
 
 
   
CLFP has developed a series of industry-specific webinars on timely topics. The first webinar “Food Safety Regulatory Update” will be held on September 30 in conjunction with the Safe Food Alliance. The second webinar will be held on October 14 in conjunction with Cal Chamber JobsPAC and will provide a 2020 Election Update. There is no charge for the webinars.
 
Industry statistics for the state's processed tomato and peach industries are available on CLFP's website. The statistics are updated regularly throughout the processing season and include current inventories, pre-harvesting estimates and weekly deliveries to processors. The final report for the 2020 peach season was published on September 5.
 
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Capitol News
 
   
The 2019-2020 California Legislative Session adjourned at midnight on August 31. CLFP was successful in helping to stop some of the bills it opposed from passing in the final days and hours, while others made it out of the Legislature and are on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. Veto request letters have been sent on all CLFP opposed bills that moved out of the Legislature. Governor Gavin Newsom has until September 30 to sign or veto these bills.
 
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Industry News
A shift has taken place with the state's pistachio plantings: New acreage has been popping up in the Sacramento Valley counties of Yolo, Sacramento, Solano and Colusa—hundreds of miles north of the main growing area in the southern San Joaquin Valley.
 
The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish an institute focused on enabling the next-generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The award is part of a larger investment announced by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, in partnership with several federal agencies — distributing a total of $140 million to fund seven complementary AI research institutes across the nation.
 
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that the counties of Kings, Riverside and Tulare will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Governor Gavin Newsom in July to provide temporary hotel housing options for farm and food processing employees to self-isolate if they are COVID-19 positive and do not require hospitalization, or have been exposed and cannot properly self-isolate at home. Six counties are now participating in Housing for the Harvest: Kings, Riverside, Tulare, Santa Barbara, Fresno and San Joaquin.
 
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