WG&S Magazine

Western Growers Foundation, along with its proud partner, the California Department of Education, announced that 100 California K-12 schools will receive $150,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible gardens.

California Court Rules Holding Company was the Employer of Owned Entity’s Workers

2014 December 4.

Can a corporate parent with no employees that exercises some control over a corporation with employees, be the employer of the employees of its wholly-owned subsidiary?  According to a recent California Court of Appeal decision, the answer is yes.

The gang at Monterey Mushrooms

Firm Puts the “Special” in Specialty Grower

2014 December 4.

Shah Kazemi didn’t start Monterey Mushrooms, but the current owner, president/CEO and his family are responsible for making the company what it is today.

ANNUAL MEETING WORKSHOP Managing Compensation

2014 December 4.

From a human resources perspective, Western Growers with its 450 employees would not seem to have much in common with Google and the more than 50,000 employees that make up its global workforce.

ANNUAL MEETING WORKSHOP: Wellness Programs Can Reap Rewards

2014 December 4.

The development of a corporate wellness program can be a win-win-win, lowering health care costs, improving the collective health of your workforce and financially rewarding for employees who choose to participate.

WG Foundation Update

$150,000 Awarded to California School Gardens

2014 December 4.

Western Growers Foundation, along with its proud partner, the California Department of Education, announced that 100 California K-12 schools will receive $150,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible gardens.

Agriculture And The Law

California Court Rules Holding Company was the Employer of Owned Entity’s Workers

2014 December 4.

Can a corporate parent with no employees that exercises some control over a corporation with employees, be the employer of the employees of its wholly-owned subsidiary?  According to a recent California Court of Appeal decision, the answer is yes.

Insurance Corner

“Skinny” Health Plans Shelved by IRS

2014 December 4.

You thought you had it figured out and were on course to comply with the mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  You thought you could move on — until Election Day.

Director Profile

Steve Danna

Is Farming like Baseball? “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

2013 September 4.

Steve Danna is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up on a farm and farms today with his brother, Joseph, and his Aunt Dee.  He went to an agriculture school, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so it all makes sense.