The latest and first 2020 edition of Western Grower & Shipper magazine is now available online and in print. This edition does a deep dive of industry leaders including incoming Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia as well as Western Growers 2020 Chairman of the Board Ryan Talley. Click here to access the electronic version of the magazine.

Some highlights from this issue:

Chardae Heim

On February 26th, 2020, Western Growers is set to launch the WG Women program, which aims to identify and prepare women for positions of leadership within WG member companies and the broader fresh produce industry. Women who participate in the program will have access to a series of on-going, regionally-based activities designed to support professional growth and pave the way for influential leadership opportunities, including:

Cory Lunde

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted its consumer advisory to avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region, which was in place due to recent E.coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce. The FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been tracking three romaine-linked outbreaks, all of which are now declared over.

Sonia Salas


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