Yesterday, a California jury ruled in favor of a plaintiff who claimed that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by long-term exposure to glyphosate. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The trial was held in federal district court in San Francisco. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®.

Hank Giclas

Yesterday, Western Growers (WG) was awarded the Alliance Award from the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) for all the work WG has done to help members facilitate safety both on their farms and for their employees.

"Western Growers should be an example and benchmark for all industries,” said ICA Chairman Dale Schultz. “Their willingness and drive to establish workplace safety protocols of their own, which happens to be more effective than federal standards, is just one reason they were recognized at our ICA on the Capitol Lawn event."

AnnaMarie Knorr

Two infographic videos have educated nearly 310,000 consumers on the importance of California and Arizona farmers and their role in producing the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. These videos, which showcase statistics and facts about agriculture in California and Arizona in a compelling video, were posted on Western Growers’ (WG) Facebook and Twitter pages.

Data highlighted in the videos include figures such as the following:

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