The holiday season may be a time for getting, but it is also a time for giving, especially to charity. Help us create and sustain an edible garden in schools by making a holiday donation to Western Growers Foundation.

Holiday donations can be a great way to give back – and you can also get a tax benefit! There 11 days left in this tax year and it’s not too late to donate.

Stephanie Metzinger

Today, the Senate adopted the 2018 Farm Bill conference report, 87-13. The measure now heads to the House. The bill is expected to clear the House in time for President Trump’s signature by the end of the week. Western Growers applauds the committee leaders, conferees and staff for their diligence in producing a strong, bi-partisan farm bill.

Below are a few policy initiatives included in the 2018 Farm Bill that will benefit the specialty crop industry:

Dennis Nuxoll

Last May, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) along with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State, announced a coordinated effort to modernize and streamline the application process for the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program. This is welcome news to our industry.

Jason Resnick

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