President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, who is currently President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, previously served eight years as agriculture secretary in the Obama administration.

Cory Lunde

A USDA Inspection Certificate is the primary document that certifies the quality and condition of the produce shipped and will definitively establish either compliance or a breach of contract. The USDA certificate is an unbiased third party governmental official determination of the produce at contract destination and is considered prima facie evidence in a potential PACA proceeding, as well as in civil court.

Bryan Nickerson

Join the Western Growers Center of Innovation and Technology and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce for an open discussion on channel distribution in the U.S. agriculture market. On December 9, 2020, WG’s Walt Duflock and Dennis Donohue will join agtech subject matter experts for a Q&A session designed to provide insight on developing technologies for the ag market, challenges entrepreneurs face, factors affecting distribution channels and more.


Understanding the U.S. Agriculture Channel Distribution

Chardae Heim

Western Growers University offers both members and non-members unique and customized educational resources to better drive their businesses forward. As the year 2020 is ending, we want to ensure that you are staying up to date with our course offerings.

Adriana Robles


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