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In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation Public Workshop Scheduled

California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop to begin discussion of potential proposed amendments to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Off-Road Regulation). The goal of these amendments would be to reduce emissions of criteria pollutants and toxics from off-road diesel vehicles operating in California, beyond the reductions being achieved via the ongoing implementation of the existing Off-Road Regulation.

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Food Brings Everyone to the Table—Celebrate Ag Day on March 23, 2021

“Hosting a virtual Ag Day event has led to some creative ways to celebrate American ag,” said Jenny Pickett, President. “The program will include informal thank you videos to farmers from individuals and companies in the industry so even though we can’t gather in person, it will still have a personal feel and energy to it.”

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Projected Tax Positions And Policies Under A Biden Administration

President Biden has previously expressed his intent to modify numerous current and past tax policies while he was on the campaign trail. Since the Democratic party now has narrow control over both the House and Senate, the possibility for tax change is much more likely. Many professionals believe that President Biden, with the help of Congress, will introduce future legislation that contains significant tax policy and position changes.

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Deere Posts 23% Equipment Revenue Increase in 1Q21, Reorganizes Ag & Turf Segments

Deere & Company reported net income of $1.224 billion for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2021, or $3.87 per share, compared with net income of $517 million, or $1.63 per share, for the quarter ended Feb. 2, 2020. Worldwide net sales and revenues increased 19% in the first quarter of 2021 to $9.112 billion. Equipment operations net sales were $8.051 billion for the quarter, compared with $6.53 billion in 2020.

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Creation of Statewide Vaccine Delivery Network Announced

The Newsom Administration released information today regarding the creation of a new statewide COVID-19 vaccine delivery network. The vaccine distribution and operations effort will be led by Yolanda Richardson, Secretary of the Government Operations Agency, in consultation and partnership with Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the California Department of Public Health.

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Regional Stay at Home Order Lifted in California

This morning, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that they were lifting the Regional Stay at Home Order statewide. Three regions – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California – were still under this public health order due to their limited ICU capacity, however four week projections show their ICU capacity hitting the threshold allowing the region to exit the order.

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Governor Newsom Introduces Proposed California Budget for 2021-22

This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed $227 billion budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, of which $164.5 billion is from the General Fund. The Governor’s proposed budget relies heavily on one-time expenditures, avoiding long-term liabilities, since the State’s out year projections predict reduced revenues.

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