As a benefit to Regular shipping members of Western Growers (WG), the Trade Practices & Commodity Services department has assisted members in consultation on sales contracts since 1966. This guidance and education of rights and remedies available to sellers of perishable commodities has been invaluable. As a direct result of this obtainable service, several million dollars per annual calendar year are recovered for WG regular members and millions more saved by members because of a phone call to WG.

Bryan Nickerson

As part of Western Growers’ continued commitment to offering its members exclusive resources, we are proud to announce that the 2020 Compensation and HR Practices survey is now open for participation. This unique opportunity to help drive our industry forward with crucial workforce data is offered only to Western Growers members.

Karen Timmins

In October 2019, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced nearly all agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifros in California will end by December 31, 2020. In an effort to support growers through this transition, DPR and CDFA have assembled a group of individuals to identify, evaluate and recommend alternative tools for pest management. They will conduct three round-table style discussion workshops in January 2020 to elicit the public’s input on their work.

Matthew Allen

IRVINE, Calif. (January 3, 2020) – With another dramatic increase in the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) – the U.S. Department of Labor-regulated hourly rate agricultural employers are required to pay H-2A temporary foreign agricultural workers (and domestic workers in corresponding employment) – taking effect yesterday, Western Growers has joined the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) in calling on the U.S. Senate to address the agricultural labor crisis.

Chardae Heim


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