This webinar will describe the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resources, including conservation planning and programs that may be of help to Western Growers’ members during this drought.  An overview of the process by which NRCS works with farmers will be explained, including more specific details about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), eligibility requirements and special assistance recently made available for drought relief.

 

Jeff Janas

The workers’ compensation insurance industry is not making a profit, says an analyst of the American insurance industry, and is currently losing 8.5 cents on every dollar of premium it collects.  This means rates will continue to rise in order to move the industry to profitability.  Although the situation has improved, most carriers are trying to recover from several years of negative results. 

Greg Nelson

In addition to its drought web page which was announced last week, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is teaming with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to hold information sessions for farmers on various drought resources that are available to them. According to a press release issued February 12, the sessions will be held throughout the state and will provide information on a variety of state and federal programs.   Information sessions begin on February 18th and are scheduled to run through February 26.     

 

Western Growers

Earlier today, Western Growers’ president and CEO Tom Nassif gave the luncheon keynote address at the Washington Farm Labor Association’s 10th Annual Labor Conference in Kennewick, Washington.

Nassif has a long history of involvement with California agricultural labor beginning with his work in the Imperial Valley as a labor lawyer on behalf of growers in the 1970s.

Cory Lunde

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