Today, the Senate adopted the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, 87-13. The measure now heads to the House. The bill is expected to clear the House in time for President Trump’s signature by the end of the week. Western Growers applauds the committee leaders, conferees and staff for their diligence in producing a strong, bi-partisan farm bill.

Below are a few policy initiatives included in the 2018 Farm Bill that will benefit the specialty crop industry:

Dennis Nuxoll

Last May, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) along with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State, announced a coordinated effort to modernize and streamline the application process for the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. This is welcome news to our industry.

Jason Resnick

The 93rd Western Growers Annual Meeting brought together over 500 agricultural leaders to the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California, to engage with key decision makers in the fresh produce industry. Western Growers would like to thank all the attendees, sponsors and industry partners who made this year’s Annual Meeting a huge success.

Chardae Heim

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