The California Assembly is currently considering SB 54 (Allen – Redondo Beach), the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act, which would ban most single-use packaging and products that are not recycled (not just recyclable) by 2030.

SB 54 aims to achieve a 75% reduction in the waste generated from single-use packaging and products, which would include items like field wraps, salad bags and clam shells. Certainly, this bill would change the way produce is packed in California, leading to considerable increases in costs for the industry.

Gail Delihant

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) is hosting a three-day in-depth educational certificate program, educating individuals on navigating the complex H-2A program. Taking into account the costly ramifications and adverse consequence of misusing the H-2A program for employees, businesses and the industry, the H-2A Certificate Program will provide vital information on the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program.

Jason Resnick

Yesterday, more than 40 women from Western Growers (WG) member companies were on hand in Fresno, Calif., for the much-anticipated launch of WG Women, a new program designed to identify and prepare women for positions of leadership within the fresh produce industry.

The half-day event, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, featured opening remarks by WG Chairman, Ryan Talley, and WG President and CEO, Dave Puglia, followed by a series of presentations outlining the professional development and leadership training activities at the core of WG Women.

Cory Lunde

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