The Department of Labor has published a Notice in the Federal Register to announce the allowable charges for 2014 that employers seeking H-2A workers may charge their workers when the employer provides three meals a day, and the maximum travel subsistence meal reimbursement that a worker with receipts may claim in 2014. The Notice also includes a reminder regarding employers' obligations with respect to overnight lodging costs as part of required subsistence for the H-2A program.

Jason Resnick

This week, Western Growers announced a first-time partnership with The American Cancer Society’s California Division to raise awareness about how healthy eating choices are tied to cancer prevention.  To aid in this awareness campaign, Western Growers has committed $100,000 over two years to support American Cancer Society programs, services advocacy and cancer research efforts. While the formal agreement was made with the ACS California division, all benefits and programs of the collaboration include WG members in Arizona.

Wendy Fink-Weber

The March 2014 edition of the WG&S Magazine is in the mail.  Here’s a preview of some of the stories you will see:  

Cover Story

Transportation Benefits:  WG/CHR Transportation Program Continues to Yield Rewards

Unit Train: New Service to Connect SJV with Chicago

President’s Notes

The Rainmaker – Waiting for God’s blessings doesn’t mean we should sit idle while we wait.

Member Profile

Harold Weisfeld -- L.A. Broker Continues Daily Work at 84

Jeff Janas

In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable.  In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability. 

Hank Giclas


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