Western Growers Foundation awarded fifty Arizona K-12 schools with $75,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible fruit and vegetable gardens. Each school will receive $1,500 plus seeds and other materials. The grants were provided through the Arizona Department of Agriculture as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Wendy Fink-Weber

Western Growers would like to thank those members who renewed their membership during this year’s annual renewal period.  Your membership renewal allows you to continue receiving all of the benefits WG offers and to which you are accustomed.  An official thank you was recently sent, but we wanted to take this opportunity to once again publicly acknowledge all of those who renewed. 


 

The new and improved strawberry crop insurance program has a sales closing date of September 30, 2014, for winter-planted strawberries this year.  That means that growers interested in purchasing the coverage must complete an application by that date in order to secure the coverage for their winter berries.  Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has a number of qualified crop insurance sales people who can assist in getting the paperwork completed and submitted on time to get the coverage in place.

Greg Nelson

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