Bryan Nickerson, Manager of the Trade Practices and Commodity Services Department at Western Growers, is among the recent graduates of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). After committing 17 months, Nickerson, as well as the other 22 graduates, have successfully completed the program making them the 48TH class.

Over the past 40 years, CALP has been making a difference in the ag industry. This program is a premier leadership development program that provides extensive seminars designed to equip leaders with new skills and strategic ideas.

Chardae Heim

House Bill 2275, which clarifies an existing tax exemption ensuring the fairness and consistency of agricultural tax, passed out of the Arizona State House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee yesterday. Arizona is one of only two states being taxed on fertilizer, causing many Arizona growers to cross state lines to purchase their inputs, ultimately affecting the state’s economy.

AnnaMarie Knorr

Employers who require nonexempt employees to check in to find out whether they must report to work that day must pay those employees “reporting time” under the applicable wage order. Under a sweeping Court of Appeal decision, when an employee calls in but is not put to work or is furnished less than half of their usual or scheduled day's work, they may be entitled to reporting time pay, whether or not they actually reported to work

Jason Resnick

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