Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his farewell address to Arizonans last week, giving thanks to Arizonans for the last eight years he’s spent in office and listing his achievements.

The governor said that when he took office, the state faced a billion dollar deficit, the economy was flat, and its schools were “mired in lawsuits.” He said his administration focused on one common goal for Arizona, which was “Opportunity for all.”

Michelle Rivera
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. 
Starting January 1, 2023, the AEWRs to be paid for H-2A workers are as follows:
  • Arizona         $15.62
  • California      $18.65
  • Colorado       $16.34
  • New Mexico  $15.62
Teresa McQueen

Netafim’s President and CEO Mike Hemman Discusses How Growers Can Respond to California’s Record Drought

Mike Hemman, President and CEO of Netafim, joins Dennis Donohue and Candace Wilson on this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley to discuss the short- and long-term strategies for adapting to the nuanced water needs growers have amid the ongoing California drought.

Kara Timmins

Registration is open for the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) Forum, a must-attend event for human resources, labor and safety professionals working in agriculture. The APMA Forum will take place on January 18-20, 2023, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. A packed schedule of seminars is filled with content to fulfill the promise of the event’s theme of “Bridging the Gap from Compliance to Excellence.”


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