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2019 CAWG Membership Directory is Here! Online Only
The 2019 CAWG Membership Directory is now available in a full-color, digital format.
It will not be mailed, but can be downloaded and printed if you prefer to view it as a
hard copy. The directory -- a benefit of CAWG membership - is a convenient, easy-touse reference tool to identify and locate CAWG members, including valuable services
and product suppliers.
* Advertiser index and tabs: Quickly locate a specific ad. Scroll over an ad to link to a
website, email or phone number.
* Grower members: View all CAWG growers in alpha order.
* Associate members: View all CAWG associate members in alpha order. We encourage
members to use these companies that support the winegrape industry!
* Member index: View grower members by Crush district and associate members by
supply/service category.
* CAWG information: History, board of directors, staff and more.

Emergency Regulation to Protect
Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Ag Theft Bill Signed by Governor;
Growers Encouraged to Report Crime

Cal/OSHA's emergency regulation requiring employers to
protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke
went into effect on July 30, following its approval by the Office of
Administrative Law. CAWG and Wine Institute hosted a webinar
to share critical information about this new regulation and the
actions growers need to take to comply. Topics included AQI
levels from wildfires, N-95 masks, safety information and FIT
tests, medical evaluations and waivers for voluntary use. The
webinar recording and sample forms are on the CAWG website.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 12 signed SB 224 into law,
which intends to protect farmers from rural ag theft and help
law enforcement with their efforts to curtail ag crime. Sen.
Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) partnered
with Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux to create the
legislation. According to Grove, SB 224 would create a new
category of crime - grand theft of ag property - and help law
enforcement agencies track these crimes to prevent further thefts.
It would also require that fines collected are put into ag- and
rural-based crime prevention programs.

CSWA Seeks New Auditors

"We need to protect and help our hardworking farmers who
not only feed California, but much of the United States," Grove
said in a press release. "Agriculture is a unique industry, and
unfortunately, farmers' needs are often overlooked. One of those
needs is commonsense legislation which seeks to protect them
from agricultural theft." For helpful resources, search online
with the name of the county and "rural crime" or "ag theft." For
example, Fresno County has a web page with tips on rural crime.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED
SUSTAINABLE) accredited auditor,
CSWA is seeking proposals of interest
and qualifications. The submission
deadline is Oct. 31. Read the request
for qualifications letter for details.

Celebrating California Wine!

A toast to our winegrape growers and all who contribute to the wine industry! For a list of
special events - harvest celebrations, tastings, festivals, concerts and more - throughout the
state next month, visit

8 / AUGUST 2019

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