With a final round of meetings Thursday morning, including a visit with California’s newest Senator, Kamala Harris, the Western Growers Board of Directors concluded their annual trip to Washington, D.C. Over the course of three days, directors and staff met with numerous congressional representatives from member states – California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico – including key leadership and agricultural committee members, as well as Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Cory Lunde

The USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) is hosting a live, interactive webinar on Organic Reporting within their multiple Market News divisions, including Specialty Crops. Registrants will learn how the AMS’s Market News programs can provide interested parties with FREE access to the market information on organic products.   

The webinar will cover areas such as:

Jeff Janas

The Standardization Advisory Committee currently has numerous vacancies and is seeking interested individuals to fill the positions. The Standardization Advisory Committee advises the California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Standardization Program, annual budget and the necessary fees to provide adequate inspection services. Individuals must have a financial interest, either personal or through their employment, in a commodity represented.

Current vacancies include:

Stephanie Metzinger



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