Western Growers board members from Arizona and California, along with fellow ag leaders from Colorado and New Mexico, concluded meetings held this week in Washington, D.C., with several members of Congress and the Obama Administration.
To voice an opinion on who is the best 2016 presidential candidate or on the other hot issues facing our industry, please make time to attend one of three Western Growers’ Issues Forums being held in the Central Coast region on May 21.
Western Growers Science & Technology Department is looking to gather input from WG members to determine the interest in potential food safety training services to help impacted parties meet new FSMA requirements.
Proposed regulations for produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) require produce operations impacted by the Act to provide training to supervisors and all personnel who handle covered produce or food-contact surfaces.
The Thrive Accelerator program, which was launched last July to foster innovation in the agricultural sector, reached a milestone in early March when 10 of the most innovative firms gave 20 minute presentations of their business ideas to a panel of judges.