On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, representatives of the United States and China signed a phase one trade agreement that represents a positive step towards ending the nearly two-year-long trade war. Western Growers Board Chairman Ryan Talley of Talley Farms attended the White House signing ceremony on behalf of our membership.  WG’s official press release on the event can be viewed here.


Tracey Chow

Agriculture industry trailblazer and icon, Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, passed away on January 18, 2020, at the age of 96. One of the first women to own and operate a business in the U.S. fresh produce industry, Dr. Caplan was responsible for introducing many new and exotic fruits and vegetables to the American consumer, including kiwifruit, which earned her the moniker, “Queen of Kiwi.” Her legacy, Frieda’s Specialty Produce, will be continued by her daughters, Karen and Jackie, and her granddaughters, Alex and Sophia.

Chardae Heim


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