WG Board Of Directors Endorses Gov. Romney
2012 July 31.
Last week at its summer meeting of the board of directors, Western Growers voted to endorse the candidacy of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney.
“There are several very clear reasons why we have endorsed Governor Romney,” said Tom Nassif, Western Growers President and CEO. “These include his support of individual rights, less regulatory red tape and more balanced enforcement of government regulations and relief from the income, estate and capital gains tax burden that threatens successful, hard-working people and businesses.
“These principles will lead to job creation and economic growth. He has also demonstrated that he can listen. Early in his campaign he took a very conservative approach to immigration reform. He has since reached out to the agriculture community and come to understand our critical need for a dependable and legal workforce. The continued existence of a secure supply of domestically-produced fruits, vegetables and tree nuts depends upon a practical agriculture worker program. Governor Romney also knows that farmers require less federal regulation not more, and holds entrepreneurship and private enterprise in high regard, just as we do. We support these beliefs and commitments and support Mitt Romney for President of the United States.”
As president, Romney states on his website, that he will make the system for bringing in temporary agricultural workers and other seasonal workers functional for both employers and immigrants. He said he will work with Congress, states, and employers to properly set the cap on non-agricultural temporary worker visas.
“We should get rid of unnecessary requirements that delay issuance of a visa, and we should speed the processing of applications,” Romney said.
Please consider making a donation to support Romney’s presidential campaign today. Corporate or personel donations can be made to "Restore Our Future."
Last Day To Consider Electing Cooperative Groundwater Monitoring
2012 July 31.
Last week, Western Growers sent an eblast to our members in the Central Coast region encouraging them to consider opting-in to a cooperative groundwater monitoring program even if these programs have yet to be finalized and/or approved by the CCRWQCB. Today is the last day to take that action.
As Temperatures Increase, Remember Worker Safety
2012 July 31.
The end of July is here, and with summer in full swing, Cal/OSHA wants employers to remember how important it is to help keep workers cool and safe. The organization reminded employers about safety and enforcement with a news release this week. “California is a better place to work because of our
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