Yesterday morning, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.

In his testimony, Nassif stated that experienced workers are aging out of the agricultural workforce with few Americans lining up to take their place, despite wages well above state and federal minimums. 

Cory Lunde

Western Growers directors and industry friends celebrated the achievements of Matt McInerney, WG’s senior executive vice president, during the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting. The three-day meeting concluded yesterday in Sacramento.

During the meeting, WG directors discussed state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting the fresh produce industry, and received updates on the several key programs and initiatives being undertaken by WG entities.

Stephanie Metzinger

Are you a current H-2A program participant or looking to hire temporary agricultural workers through the H-2A program? Mark your calendars for a free H-2A workshop Wednesday March 13, 2019, at the Coachella Water District Auditorium. Representatives from the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, State of California Employment Development Division, State of California Housing and Community Development, and others will share information including an overview of the program, the recruitment process, the program application processes and common compliance issues.

Jason Resnick

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