Western Growers’ members are invited to learn more about specright’s sophisticated system that will simplify packing specification needs. specright, one of 12 startups housed in the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), is a packaging-specification management company that offers a cloud-based platform where customers can input and manage data to ensure that their specifications for packaging are met. The platform helps produce marketers centralize packaging information in a way that is accessible to suppliers and clients.

Stephanie Metzinger

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be holding two workshops in April to gather input from stakeholders to help determine what notification is appropriate when field fumigation occurs. Western Growers has been vocal about the direction DPR is headed and will continue to express serious concerns on the issue. Western Growers’ members are encouraged to participate in these workshops, as DPR will use this input to develop a new regulation.

Stephanie Metzinger

Western Growers’ Board of Directors voted earlier this month to oppose the “Cortopassi Initiative.” The Initiative would require statewide voter approval before revenue bonds in excess of $2 billion can be issued to fund many public infrastructure projects, including some local projects funded by ratepayers through joint powers authorities.

Jeff Janas

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