Western Growers directors and industry friends celebrated the achievements of Matt McInerney, WG’s senior executive vice president, during the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting. The three-day meeting concluded yesterday in Sacramento.

During the meeting, WG directors discussed state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting the fresh produce industry, and received updates on the several key programs and initiatives being undertaken by WG entities.

Stephanie Metzinger

As the saying goes, “Timing is everything” and that continues to ring true within your ability to quickly identify and pursue a claim against your buyer. The timing to commence a potential claim is not debatable; it should be when you first become aware of a problem with a shipment. It could be either a potential truck claim or dispute with a customer, whichever the case, the situation needs to be addressed immediately and memorialized through documentation. This may be accomplished by merely documenting a telephone conversation by sending a timely email to confirm your position.

Bryan Nickerson

Two infographic videos have educated nearly 310,000 consumers on the importance of California and Arizona farmers and their role in producing the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. These videos, which showcase statistics and facts about agriculture in California and Arizona in a compelling video, were posted on Western Growers’ (WG) Facebook and Twitter pages.

Data highlighted in the videos include figures such as the following:

Stephanie Metzinger

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invite processors and food producers to join a free interactive webinar to learn how to become a certified USDA vendor.

AMS purchases over 300 different food products to distribute to millions of school children, families and others who qualify for the USDA’s nutrition assistance program. Tune in to this webinar to find out how your company can participate in these purchases to support agriculture!


Dennis Nuxoll


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