California OT Law Costs Workers and 2025 Dietary Guidelines

California OT Law Costs Workers and 2025 Dietary Guidelines

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Since California’s new overtime law for farm employees took effect in 2019, there has been, on average, a decrease in farmworker’s hours and wages.

Those are findings of Alexandra Hill of the UC Berkeley's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Hill’s data shows state’s farmworkers worked a total of 15 to 45,000 fewer hours and earned a total of $6 to $9 million less on their weekly paychecks than before this law.

**The 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will meet this Friday starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Health and Human Services and the USDA invite the public to participate by registering to view the livestream.

Since the first edition in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for

Americans provided science-based advice on what to eat and drink to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.

A recorded version will be posted on

**The California Department of Food and Agriculture says many agricultural producers and distributors are in compliance with Proposition 12.

After multiple delays brought by court challenges and a Supreme Court ruling, Prop 12 is now in effect.

The CDFA says more than 1,250 producers are prepared to meet the state’s demand for cage-free eggs and crate-free pork after the measure took full effect on January 1.

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