Bryan Nickerson, Manager of the Trade Practices and Commodity Services Department at Western Growers, is among the recent graduates of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). After committing 17 months, Nickerson, as well as the other 22 graduates, have successfully completed the program making them the 48TH class.

Over the past 40 years, CALP has been making a difference in the ag industry. This program is a premier leadership development program that provides extensive seminars designed to equip leaders with new skills and strategic ideas.

Chardae Heim

House Bill 2275, which clarifies an existing tax exemption ensuring the fairness and consistency of agricultural tax, passed out of the Arizona State House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee yesterday. Arizona is one of only two states being taxed on fertilizer, causing many Arizona growers to cross state lines to purchase their inputs, ultimately affecting the state’s economy.

AnnaMarie Knorr

Western Growers (WG) formalized a new strategic partnership with FME to, together, solve ag food tech challenges by connecting members, advancing collaboration and boosting technical development and application, both in the United States and the Netherlands. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed and announced during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., on February 12, 2019.

Stephanie Metzinger

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