As much as we’d wish it were true, not every disputed situation is black and white coupled with a clear cut remedied path to make us whole again. While we have the ability to review PACA precedent decisions to review outcomes of historic rulings and determine our likelihood of prevailing in certain situations, there still leaves some inevitable grey area when accessing liability. Below is a recently received member inquiry with provided details to determine which party would be held liable:

Bryan Nickerson

IRVINE, Calif. (June 4, 2019) – Western Growers Insurance Services is pleased to announce the addition of Natalie Berend as Senior Director of Commercial Lines. In this role, Berend will lead the Account Management team and is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating operational needs. She will also lead carrier relationships and premium production goals while expanding the capabilities of the team.

Chardae Heim

After approving an $11.8 billion budget on Monday evening, the Arizona Legislature adjourned for the year early this morning. Unfortunately, the budget was being held hostage for a policy bill, which is unprecedented but proved to be successful.

Among the biggest achievements in the budget was WG's priority bill, the sales tax clarification for fertilizers and pesticides used in commercial ag production. Effective December 1, 2019, these products will be exempt from the states sales tax, saving nearly $15 million annually for farmers.

AnnaMarie Knorr


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