Members of the Western Growers Board of Directors are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week at a crucial moment for critical issues in the agriculture industry. While there, the board is meeting with national opinion and policy makers to discuss the need for immigration reform, specialty crop concerns with passage of the Farm Bill, food safety regulations and other pressing issues.
Western Growers accepted comments and proposed revisions to the leafy green guidance documents utilized by the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements (LGMA) in Arizona and California from February 1 to March 1. As part of this amendment process, WG will host a webinar April 30.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday the FDA intends to extend the comment period on both FDA proposed rules for 120 days. This should extend the deadline for comments to sometime in early September, but official notice and dates are still forthcoming. Hamburg made the announcement Thursday morning during FDA’s budget hearing.