The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), in conjunction with co-sponsoring organizations that includes Western Growers, began a series of courses last week for agricultural human resources professionals.  Graduates of the course will earn a prestigious Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) designation.  

Western Growers Vice President Karen Timmins helped kick-off the series in Oxnard this past week by leading a class on Managing Employee Compensation.  Karen will also lead a second class on September 10.

The latest food safety research findings and trends will be discussed at the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) fifth annual Produce Research Symposium in Newport Beach, California on June 24-25, 2014.  This event brings together scientists, industry and government. We are excited to host a webinar to provide an overview of the event.

Join us to learn about key food safety highlights discussed at this symposium and share your thoughts about food safety issues, solutions and trends you may see.

Register now so you don’t miss this important opportunity!

Sonia Salas

Appearing at the Western Growers’ 89th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this November will be Michelle Malkin and Rubin Navarrette, with an entertaining and informative, first-class examination of immigration reform. 

These evenly matched combatants are authors, syndicated columnists, professional speakers, and experts on immigration. In fact, each has written and debated this topic for more than 20 years. Approaching the issue with nuance and clarity, they've fought every step of the way -- with critics on both the Right and the Left.

Randy Hause

Many members of the House on both sides of the aisle have expressed the need to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system. While the Senate took action by passing S. 744, the House has yet to pass a single bill to reform our immigration system. With 19 legislative days remaining until the House adjourns for its August recess, the urgency for action mounts as a key window for action closes.

Recap of immigration reform action by the U.S. House of Representatives for the day ending June 23, 2014:

Bills passed: 0


It has been 361 days since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As June 23, 2014, there are only 19 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration

Ken Barbic


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