U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently begun to intensify its Form I-9 enforcement activities. It has been reported that a flurry of Notice of Inspections (NOIs) have recently been sent to Santa Maria agricultural employers. The NOI results in an audit of the employer’s Form I-9s and often triggers the dismissal of a large percentage of the company’s falsely documented employees.

Jeff Janas

PickJustice.com, a website dedicated to farm workers’ rights, recently posted a video charging the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the United Farm Workers Union with colluding to prevent the farmworkers’ votes from being counted in a decertification election demanded by the workers.

Jeff Janas

I have been asked on more than one occasion by WG grower/shipper members if I could provide them with a check list of questions to ask when product arrives at contract destination and there has been a USDA or CFIA inspection secured.  In other words, a document to provide a discipline to the sales staff to ask the correct questions, and determine responsibility under the terms of the sales contract.   

IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2016) – Western Growers is proud to announce and welcome Michael Hill as Sales Executive, further expanding the insurance services team in regions all across California. Hill will focus on new market development and bolstering the insurance services Western Growers offers to current and future members in the greater Sacramento area.

Stephanie Metzinger

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