Gas Prices Continue to Drop and EPA Extends Pesticide Deadline
**Butte County olive and citrus fruit grower Jamie Johansson has been re-elected to his third consecutive term as president of the California Farm Bureau.
The election took place at the Farm Bureau’s 103rd Annual
Meeting in Garden Grove.
Also elected to their third terms were First Vice President Shannon Douglass and Second Vice President Shaun Crook.
The Farm Bureau is the Golden State’s largest agricultural organization, with nearly 31,000 members.
**The nation's average gas price declined for the sixth straight week, down 2.9 cents from a week ago at $3.30 per gallon.
The national average is down 11 cents from a month ago, but still $1.09 per gallon higher than a year ago.
The national average for DIESEL declined two cents in the last week and stands at $3.58 per gallon.
GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan says, “The decline in gas prices will likely continue until new Covid cases slow down.”
**The EPA recently extended the expiration deadline for pesticide applicators certification plans.
The 2017 Certification of Pesticide Applicators final rule had set stronger standards for people who apply restricted-use pesticides and required authorities with existing certification plans to submit proposed modifications by March 4, 2020.
Existing certification plans remain in effect until EPA completes its reviews and approves the proposed plan modifications, or until those plans expire on March 4th.