The mobile app for the Western Growers 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego is now available for download. The app will serve as a one-stop-shop for all event activities, allowing guests to see who is attending, review the agenda, learn more about the speakers/panelists, share event images, connect with peers and more.

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Stephanie Metzinger

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) imposing strict requirements on large employers (those with 100 or more employees) to comply with President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate or face stiff fines. Large employers will have until Jan. 4, 2022, to ensure that employees are either fully vaccinated or subject to weekly testing and mask-wearing.

Growers are facing a multitude of threats, including chronic labor shortages and mounting regulatory and marketplace demands. Western Growers believes that harvest automation will be essential to helping growers adapt to these unprecedented challenges.

The Global Harvest Automation Initiative aims to automate 50 percent of the fresh produce harvest within 10 years through a series of projects involving growers, automation startups and key industry players.

Walt Duflock

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