World-class chef and Hawaii native, Chef Sheldon Simeon, used fruits and vegetables to dazzle Top Chef Workshop participants at this year’s 88th Annual WG Annual Meeting yesterday in Honolulu.  Chef Simeon demonstrated his techniques and abilities during the 90-minute workshop that featured such delectable dishes as charred cabbage with dashi and bok choy with oyster sauce. 

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At its 88th Annual Meeting Monday, the Western Growers Board of Directors installed Bruce C. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms California as the new chairman of the organization.  Taylor will take over volunteer leadership responsibilities from outgoing Chairman Steve Barnard, president and CEO of Mission Produce, Inc. Taylor will assume his duties as chairman at the close of this week’s annual meeting.

On Monday, attendees at WG’s Annual Meeting PAC Luncheon in Honolulu heard U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) deliver remarks and answer audience questions about several initiatives he has taken on as the Chairman of the House Government and Oversight Committee.  Issa spoke of the failures of government and how failure is not unique to any particular administration. 

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