IRVINE, Calif. (June 5, 2018) – Western Growers and Radicle Growth have selected the four finalists who will be competing in the inaugural Radicle Automation Challenge for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies. On June 26, 2018, these four agtech start-up companies will pitch their technologies to a panel of investors, corporate partners and agricultural pioneers who will decide whether and how much to invest.

Stephanie Metzinger

In a unanimous 138-page opinion issued on May 30, 2018, the Fifth District Court of Appeal vacated the Agricultural Labor Relations Board’s (ALRB) decision to dismiss the decertification petition and set aside the election of Gerawan Farming Inc.’s workers and directed the Board to tally the workers’ ballots that it ordered impounded over four years ago.

Western Growers’ President and CEO Tom Nassif praised the court’s decision.

Jason Resnick

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