Family owned and operated, Franscioni & Griva Corporation is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Since 1868, Franscioni & Griva has been an agricultural staple in the Central Coast, growing from a dairy farm into a diversified produce operation.

The farm credits its dedication to diversification as a major reason for the company’s longevity and success, as it provided economic stability despite fluctuations in the farm market prices.

Stephanie Metzinger

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019-2020 Western Growers Board of Directors elections. The following members have been elected by the membership to serve a two-year term starting in November 2018:

D-1 All Arizona except Yuma County     

Steve Martori, Martori Farms

 

D-2  Yuma County (Arizona)

Robert Barkley, Barkley Ag Enterprises, LLC 

Alex Muller, Pasquinelli Produce Company

 

D-4  Imperial County and Blythe

Lawrence Cox, Coastline Family Farms

Kim Sherman

Symbolizing the importance of agriculture to the American economy, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday (Wednesday, September 26). Agricultural representatives from across the country joined Secretary Perdue on the podium, including Western Growers member, Robert Sakata, owner of Sakata Farms (CO).

Cory Lunde

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