During a press conference held in the barren, parched field of farmer Larry Starrh near Bakersfield, Speaker John Boehner, accompanied by three House members of the California delegation -- Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Congressman David Valadao and Congressman Devin Nunes -- announced his support for a legislative proposal to mitigate the harm the drought is causing California farmers. 

Dave Puglia

Irvine Calif. (January 22, 2014) -- Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif released this statement in response to a press conference held in Bakersfield, Calif., today with Speaker John Boehner and California members of Congress House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy; Congressman David Valadao; and Congressman Devin Nunes who have proposed legislation to address the worsening drought in California:

Wendy Fink-Weber

In the Agriculture & the Law column appearing in the January 2014 issue of the Western Grower & Shipper (WG&S) magazine, it was erroneously reported that the California minimum wage will increase from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2014. In fact, the effective date of the first of two scheduled increases is July 1, 2014.

Jason Resnick

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