We know our members care for their land and natural resources and are committed to protecting our environment. After all, their land and our natural resources sustains their livelihood, those they employ, and their communities. Sustainability means a way of life to prosper, grow and remain profitable while preserving and respecting our resources. Sustainable agriculture balances environmental health, economic viability and social responsibility. Our Government Affairs team works with policy makers to ensure that if legislation is proposed, it is developed using sound science and proven data.
The push for climate-minded policies at the state and federal level is getting stronger than ever. Countless proposals are being floated – from carbon emission reduction and renewable energy technologies to farm conservation programs and water quality. However, all these efforts currently overlook or miss a key point: their impact on – or usefulness to … Read More
In anticipation of another heavy wildfire season employers are reminded that wildfire smoke and subsequent cleanup efforts present unique workplace hazards. In California, Cal/OSHA mandates protective equipment (e.g., N95 masks) as a wildfire season necessity in areas where the current Air Quality Index (current AQI) for airborne particulate matter 2.5 micrometers or smaller (PM2.5) is … Read More
Western Growers is in my corner, working for me and fighting the good fight for our industry. We remain loyal members because they have consistently shown us value.
Robby Barkley Barkley Ag Enterprises, Inc., Yuma, AZ