Western Growers along with the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association and the California Leafy Green Research Council are cooperating to help the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture develop a strategic plan for addressing the most needs of the leafy greens industry in the west.  The plan development is dependent on hearing from a large cross-section of leafy green growers throughout California and Arizona as well as other western production environments.  Western Growers asks its member companies with an interest in leafy greens to please complete an

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The coronavirus in China is dramatically impacting the Chinese economy including China’s ports. Public reports from multiple sources indicate that Chinese ports of entry are running significantly behind in loading and unloading freight. Warehouses in and around ports as well as the port facilities themselves lack sufficient workers as people are either ill or fear becoming ill. Members shipping product to China should expect delays. Additionally, we are aware that several shipping companies are adding “congestion surcharges” per container for cargo bound for China and other Asian ports.

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