Legislation would support growers with crops impacted by smoke exposure.
The hearing, led by State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, included speakers who talked of the effects on agricultural workers, farms and farmlands, economic impacts, and agriculture-based wildfire mitigation opportunities.
Members deployed to provide shelter, food and medical services to those affected by regional wildfires.
The SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 368,671 acres and is 35% contained as of 7:33 a.m. The air quality remains poor with sensitive groups being at risk.
Agency expects an increase in wildfire severity based on forecasted climate.
Order serves as a reminder of basic precautions to reduce wildfires that apply to BLM-managed public lands, areas, roads, waterways and trails.
Hollister fire chief says city has backup generators, but residents should take precautions.
Classes have also been canceled for Friday, Nov. 16.
San Benito County residents to stay indoors if they have breathing disorders.