During their first annual carrier recognition event in Watsonville, California, Driscoll’s announced that C.H. Robinson was named, “2014 Carrier of the Year.”  During the event, Driscoll’s supply chain executives presented awards to a select group of carriers based on their ability to consistently exceed Driscoll’s expectations as well as demonstrate understanding of Driscoll’s vision, mission, and values through their daily work.  C.H. Robinson was applauded for consistent execution and alignment to a strategic vision.

Matt McInerney

If you didn’t attend Western Growers 89th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this past week, it’s safe to say you missed a lot.  Festivities culminated yesterday with the Rabobank-sponsored golf tournament held at the TPC Las Vegas Golf Course.  The tournament featured a Million Dollar Hole-in-One Opportunity sponsored by Taylor Farms of California.  While numerous prizes were awarded to successful teams in the scramble-format tournament, the Hole-in-One proved elusive.   The rest of the week, however, was filled with enough fun, entertainment and learning opportunities.

Several Western Growers members partnered together in a successful fundraiser known as “New York Express” to raise over $14,000 for food bank distribution programs and school produce programs.  Ocean Mist Farms, The Nunes Company, Steinbeck Country Produce, Taylor Farms, Tanimura and Antle and Dole Fresh Vegetables donated pallets of iceberg lettuce, celery and cauliflower for this fundraiser and C.H. Robinson donated the associated transportation and delivery costs of taking the produce from Salinas, California to be sold at Hunt’s Point Terminal Market in New York City.  Ag Against Hunger coordinates the annual fundraiser every October.



Matt McInerney


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