If the answer is "Yes", then you and your customer definitely need to be members of the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute and Resolution Corporation (DRC).  If you should ever encounter a dispute with one of your customers in Canada, aside from taking expensive legal action, the only remedy for effectively, economically and quickly resolving a contract dispute is to submit the matter to the DRC for handling. 

Tom Oliveri

World-class chef and Hawaii native, Chef Sheldon Simeon, used fruits and vegetables to dazzle Top Chef Workshop participants at this year’s 88th Annual WG Annual Meeting yesterday in Honolulu.  Chef Simeon demonstrated his techniques and abilities during the 90-minute workshop that featured such delectable dishes as charred cabbage with dashi and bok choy with oyster sauce. 

Western Growers

At its 88th Annual Meeting Monday, the Western Growers Board of Directors installed Bruce C. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms California as the new chairman of the organization.  Taylor will take over volunteer leadership responsibilities from outgoing Chairman Steve Barnard, president and CEO of Mission Produce, Inc. Taylor will assume his duties as chairman at the close of this week’s annual meeting.


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