In a trend being echoed in several states across the nation, Arizona is set to raise its minimum wage at the start of the New Year.   The state will increase its minimum wage by 10 cents, from $7.80/hr. to $7.90/hr. on January 1, 2014.  The increase is a result of a 2006 statewide initiative (Prop 202) that passed and became effective January 13, 2008, and automatically sets annual wage increases indexed to the cost of living.

AnnaMarie Knorr

“Western Growers is extremely disappointed with USDA’s termination of the proposed National Marketing Agreement for Leafy Greens.

After investing hundreds of man hours in the development of a proactive approach that would have afforded leafy green producers across the country an opportunity to craft their own food safety programs with oversight from USDA and FDA, the Agency has opted to step back."

Jeff Janas

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