Last Friday, Governor Newsom unveiled Housing for the Harvest, a new program that will offer temporary hotel housing to farm and food processing workers who need to isolate due to COVID-19.

Initial efforts will focus on the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Imperial Valley regions, as these regions have the highest number of agricultural workers. The program will expand as other counties or regions with agricultural workers opt in.    

Matthew Allen

Join MagGrow founder and president, David Moore, during this Thursday’s Innovating in Challenging Times webinar. MagGrow’s agtech significantly reduces waste associated with conventional pesticide applications and enables growers to reduce the application of crop protection chemicals by imparting an electromagnetic charge into the sprayed liquid so it will be directly attracted to the plant’s natural electromagnetic field.

Chardae Heim

As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, Western Growers and our members have come together, both as an association and as an industry, to provide an essential service to the nation: access to healthy and nutritious food.

Our dedication to the success of our members and farmers across the West has never been stronger. The hard work and expertise of our staff, both now during the current crisis and during more normal times, unequivocally moves the needle for agriculture and the specialty crop industry.

Stephanie Metzinger

Western Growers recently hosted a 5-part webinar series on topics surrounding Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), which occurred once a month from January to May of 2020. The series started by exploring the basics of WGS and how this tool applies to food safety management. In later months, the topics evolved into sequencing protocols, case studies, regulatory applications and novel applications of the next generation of whole-genome sequencing such as metagenomics.

Sonia Salas

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