Western Growers’ Executive Vice President Dave Puglia is among the 100 influential Californians included in this year’s California Influencer Series. For the second year, The Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee, Merced Sun-Star, Fresno Bee and San Luis Obispo tribune have partnered to launch a discussion about pressing issues facing the state of California.

Chardae Heim

Enterprise Holdings, which offer extensive car rental and transportation services, donated $1,500 to the Western Growers Foundation yesterday to support its School Garden and Careers in Ag programs. Both programs are geared toward advancing knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics in areas related to farming and agriculture among students, from elementary school through college.

Stephanie Metzinger

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

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