WG&S Magazine

Jose Lopez teaching students about farming.

In the chaos of everyday life, between work and family time, it’s hard to find any down time, let alone time or energy to volunteer.  Yet there are teachers, parents and community members who carve out their precious time to contribute.

Employment Termination: Best Practices

2014 July 1.

I get lots of interesting employment and labor law questions from Western Growers members.  Perhaps the most typical question I receive is one that almost invariably goes like this: “We have this ’problem employee’, is it okay if we terminate him today?”

Food Fight!

2014 July 1.

Twenty five years ago, John Belushi started an epic cafeteria battle in the movie Animal House by yelling the words: “Food fight!”  Here in Washington, D.C., members of Congress seem to be echoing that battle cry over school meals.

Ag Construction: Need may result in another boom

2014 July 1.

In the world of agriculture, cycles are a way of life.  Crops cycle in and out and markets do the same thing.  Not surprisingly, that is also the pattern for ag construction, and one expert in the field thinks a building boom may be on the near horizon.

The Link Between Cancer and Nutrition: The Doctor Tells All

2014 July 1.

The scourge of cancer is a menace we all want defeated.  As producers of fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, farmers are helping to do that by preventing obesity and providing good nutrition and roughage in people’s diets.

WG Foundation Update

Jose Lopez teaching students about farming.

Providing a Helping Hand

2014 July 1.

In the chaos of everyday life, between work and family time, it’s hard to find any down time, let alone time or energy to volunteer.  Yet there are teachers, parents and community members who carve out their precious time to contribute.

Agriculture And The Law

Employment Termination: Best Practices

2014 July 1.

I get lots of interesting employment and labor law questions from Western Growers members.  Perhaps the most typical question I receive is one that almost invariably goes like this: “We have this ’problem employee’, is it okay if we terminate him today?”

Insurance Corner

From A to Z, WGIS Can Cover Your Needs

2014 July 1.

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, many companies are consumed with making sure their health care insurance is up to date and in compliance with the law.

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.