Join the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology on Tuesday, November 10th, for its Veteran’s Day Salute, where agtech innovators will discuss how the military prepared them for their current roles. They will also be sharing the significance of Veterans Day to them as well as be providing insight on agtech trends.

Western Growers would like to take this opportunity to thank all veterans for their service to this country.

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Chardae Heim

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday announced a final rule updating the methodology for determining the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) in the H-2A agricultural visa program. The new rule aims to improve the consistency of the AEWR and establish better stability and predictability for employers in complying with their wage obligations.

Among the key provisions of the final rule:

Cory Lunde

IRVINE, Calif. (November 2, 2020) –  Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a premier U.S.-based agtech incubator, and Agri-TechE, the leading UK agri-tech innovation network, have partnered to accelerate innovation in field harvest automation. The partnership will focus on connecting farmers, scientists, academics, technologists and entrepreneurs in both the United States and United Kingdom to collaborate on shared strategic priorities—most notably, field harvest automation and food safety solutions.

Stephanie Metzinger

As prescription drug costs continue to increase, it is important for employers to understand the trends behind prescription drug costs and what they can do to better manage their health care expenses.

In 2019, the United States was projected to spend over $500 billion on prescription drugs, by some estimates—12 times more than the $40.3 billion spent in 1990. Although prescription drug spending has historically been a small proportion of national health care spending compared to hospital and physician services, it has grown rapidly in recent years.

Jeff Gullickson

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