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Governmental Regulations

Hours of service waiver for food, other essentials extended

The hours of service exemption for truck drivers delivering fresh produce and other food during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through May 15.

USDA relaxes regulations for imports of Chinese pears

Import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears have been relaxed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

San Miguel evolution shifts greens supply to other growers

Increased regulations and other issues have prompted San Miguel Produce to reduce Ventura County, Calif., acreage and partner with other growers across North America to ensure a year-round supply.

Wages for Farm Labor Increase from 2018 According to USDA

Congress is taking steps to address the labor crisis facing farmers and ranchers.

The bill now moves to the full house for consideration. It comes on the heels of USDA releasing a new farm labor report.

Comment period extended for possible pilot for under-21 drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for a possible pilot program that would allow drivers under age 21 to operate trucks over interstate highways.