WG&S Magazine

On September 27, join Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture(SEE AG), and participate in the second annual Ventura County Farm Day.  This free multi-location event is a celebration of local agriculture, and encourages the Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara communities to connect, learn, and visit the growers in their own backyard.

Growing a Brand

2014 September 2.

Why would a grower register a trademark for RED COACH for fresh vegetables, or another grower register FAST & FRESH for fresh vegetables?  Two words:  origin and trust.  Each wants consumers to begin associating that branded vegetable with only one origin or source: them.  Each wants consumers to trust in the quality and consistency of the vegetables they produce, bearing that trademark.  Each wants consumers to seek out and look for their brand.

Supreme Court May Review Affordable Care Act Again

2014 September 2.

Is it true that there is another Supreme Court case challenging the health care reform law?  Can you tell me how that case affects me and let me know about any other issues I need to know about so I can run my business?

Implementation of Produce Rule Chugs Along

2014 September 2.

In 2013 and early in 2014, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released seven major proposed rules mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The FDA has missed some deadlines during this rulemaking process and it is now required to promulgate all FSMA regulations according to a court-ordered timeline.  At this moment, the FDA has closed all comment periods for the proposed rules.

Finally, Game Time for Water Bond

2014 September 2.

With only two legislators voting “no,” a revised water infrastructure bond was overwhelmingly approved by the California Legislature on August 13, and with his signature that evening, Governor Jerry Brown committed his support for the upcoming campaign to persuade voters to approve the measure this November.

Features

Walking for HEALTH: It Makes a Difference in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

2014 September 2.

Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society and Western Growers announced a first-time collaboration to raise awareness about the important role nutrition plays in cancer prevention and critically-needed funds to support the Society’s efforts to finish the fight the fight against the disease once and for all.

Agriculture And The Law

Growing a Brand

2014 September 2.

Why would a grower register a trademark for RED COACH for fresh vegetables, or another grower register FAST & FRESH for fresh vegetables?  Two words:  origin and trust.  Each wants consumers to begin associating that branded vegetable with only one origin or source: them.  Each wants consumers to trust in the quality and consistency of the vegetables they produce, bearing that trademark.  Each wants consumers to seek out and look for their brand.

Insurance Corner

BUSINESS INSURANCE Setting & Reducing the Rates

2014 August 1.

It happens every year just before renewal time — business owners wait in fear of increases in their insurance premiums.  Rarely do premiums go down.

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.