Western Growers has revamped its “Produce Price Index” (PPI) website to now easily obtain fresh produce pricing comparisons throughout the nation. In an effort to educate consumers and stakeholders on how much farmers receive for their products, the PPI details the selling price at the farm, the average cost charged at major retail stores and the percentage spread between the two.

Stephanie Metzinger

With 60,000 job openings annually in agriculture and only 35,000 graduates available to fill them, Western Growers is helping fill the workforce gap with its newly-launched Careers in Ag Program. This career pathways program introduces college students to the educational pathways—courses, majors, internships—that lead to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers within the agricultural industry. 

Stephanie Metzinger

Food waste in the 21st century is difficult to conceive but the issue is becoming more prevalent as the population increases. With the global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, we will need to increase our food supply by 70 percent.

Key challenges to accomplishing this include land and water availability and the need for innovative and new technologies to address agriculture’s biggest challenges—but we often ignore food waste.

Stephanie Metzinger



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