Today, the U.S. House of Representatives was able to advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by a vote of 218-208. The Senate will likely consider the stand alone TPA measure next week and will also take up Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation separately from TPA.

This new strategy to split the two issues will require maintaining almost all the Senators who supported the combined legislation in May. If the Senate is able to pass the House approved TPA bill, the legislation could go to the President as early as next week.

Ken Barbic

Are you up to speed on issues related to air quality and Best Management Practices (BMPs)? If not, join Western Growers for another of our ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars which will provide you with an overview of current regulatory issues at federal and state levels. Matthew Allen from Western Growers’ Sacramento office will focus on the status of air quality regulations and Rusty Van Leuven from the Arizona Department of Agriculture will focus on the current Arizona BMPs program and upcoming changes likely to affect many businesses.

Sonia Salas

The discovery of two Asian citrus pysllids within the city of Bakersfield has placed two different portions of Kern County under quarantine.  One detection was made in the Winchester area and the other in the Panorama Drive area.   According to a press release issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), “The quarantine zone in the Westchester area measures 63-square miles and in the Panorama Driv

As a member-driven organization, Western Growers is always looking to better understand the issues that affect your business so we can continue to improve our offering of products and services.  To that end, we have designed the following survey to assist in accomplishing that goal.

Cory Lunde



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