The 90th Annual Meeting kicks off this Sunday with our Welcome Reception, which is a great opportunity to socialize and network with old and new friends. But that’s not the only opportunity attendees will have to unwind and mix and mingle. Our Suppliers’ Event this coming Monday night will get the Party in the Paddock started by featuring the self-described “out-of-your-seat” music of the Pink Flamingos.   

Yesterday, Western Growers’ Board Member Sonny Rodriguez (The Growers’ Company -- Somerton, Ariz.) and WG associate member, Phil Townsend, (Sunlund Chemical -- Yuma, Ariz.) participated in the 'Walk of the Farmworker' tour on Arizona’s San Luis border. Hunter Moore from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's office and congressional staff from the offices of Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2) and Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake also joined them. The tour was followed by ‎a meeting with local growers to discuss labor and H-2A issues, as well as water and food safety issues.  

Jeff Janas

Today, President and CEO of Western Growers issued a statement following the release of text of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement. A deal between the United States and the 11 other Pacific Rim countries participating in the negotiations was reached on October 5, 2015. TPP is critical for the U.S. fresh produce industry as the TPP countries represent more than 46 percent of our fruit, vegetable and tree nut exports. The actual text of the agreement was released to the public for the first time earlier today.

Nassif’s statement reads as follows:

Jeff Janas

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