Shipper members of Western Growers have recently been informed by a retailer of proposed fees that will be assessed for delivering “poor quality” produce. The tiered fees assessed could require suppliers to pay hefty fines. In this case, fines of $500, $1000 $5,000 and more, have been announced to begin July 1, 2015.   

Tom Oliveri

Weather forecasts this week show temperatures in California’s Central Valley are expected to reach the mid 90’s while the mercury will be pushing 110 degrees in the Imperial Valley and in western Arizona.  Western Growers would like to remind members to adhere to your state’s specific regulations regarding heat illness prevention (HIP), particularly in California where more stringent HIP regulations recently went into effect May 1. Remember: Water. Rest. Shade.

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