LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 31, 2020) – A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the COVID-19 related emergency temporary standards (ETS) recently approved by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board). The complaint alleges, among other things, that the Board lacks statutory authority to impose many of the sweeping measures of the ETS on California employers.

The Western Growers family is saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Rominger at the age of 93.

Mr. Rominger, a Yolo County farmer, served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and contributed generously to many industry initiatives and charitable causes.

Chardae Heim

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