Western Growers Manager of Arizona Government Affairs AnnaMarie Knorr has been recognized as a “Woman Achiever of Arizona” by the Arizona Capital Times. Designated as one of Arizona’s "unsung heroes,” AnnaMarie has been acknowledged as a women who excels in her profession and works every day to advance Western Growers, and as a result, makes a difference in the lives of other Arizonians. She will be formally honored at the Arizona Capital Times’ awards event on October 29, 2019, at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Chardae Heim

Western Growers will honor Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif, whose passion for agriculture and remarkable leadership has elevated WG exponentially, with the 2019 Award of Honor during Western Growers 94th Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii.

Nassif’s impact and commitment to the Western Growers community will be recognized at the Award of Honor Dinner on November 12, 2019, at the Annual Meeting. To attend the ceremony, visit http://www.wgannualmeeting.com/.

Chardae Heim

In response to the repeated U.S. Salmonella outbreaks traced to papayas imported from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a letter yesterday noting that “the recurring nature of these outbreaks is a clear indication that more must be done within all sectors of the papaya industry to protect its customers and to meet its legal obligations.”

Hank Giclas


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