In an effort to better understand the labor needs required for the winter vegetable season, staff members of the Nogales and Tijuana Consulates traveled to Yuma yesterday and met with WG Board Member Sonny Rodriguez of The Growers Company in Somerton, Arizona, to discuss H-2A processes and to see the harvest in action.  

Andy Stark, vice consul of the Nogales Consulate, made it clear that the State Department's goal is to promote the economy and facilitate the flow of H-2A workers for the industry.

According to information recently released by the University of Arizona, the agriculture industry in Arizona contributes more than $17 billion to the state’s economy. With so much at stake, the first annual Arizona Agribusiness Roundtable was held in Mesa, Arizona today and featured Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture Mark Killian as speakers. Western Growers staff and several members were in attendance at today’s event.

Jeff Janas

Do you have questions about water conservation? Are you ready to learn more about water conservation from world leaders in water management? Then you should register for USDA’s “Prove Solutions to Drought Stress” workshop being held in Modesto on January 12-13, 2016. The workshop will provide participants with water management strategies for perennial crops with limited and impaired water supplies.   

For more information, CLICK HERE to see the workshop flyer.

Jeff Janas

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