With two months to go before the 89th Annual Meeting kicks off in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort, it’s never too early to acknowledge and thank those companies who have already made the decision to sponsor the event.  Their support and participation makes our association’s biggest member networking event of the year possible.  Western Growers would especially like to thank our 15 Platinum and four Gold Sponsors for their participation and would remind other members that plenty of sponsorship opportunities still exist.

On August 24, 2014, at 3:20 AM, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred just south of Napa, California.  Although it was not as strong as the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck nearby San Francisco in 1989, it caused significant damage to a number of homes and businesses in the Napa area.  About 200 people were injured, and the U.S. Geological Society estimates that total damage from this quake will approach $1 billion.  Unfortunately, since a majority of people do not buy earthquake insurance -- and damage from earthquakes is largely excluded from property insurance policies -- most of the damage will not be covered.

Greg Nelson

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