In association with the Yuma Area Ag Council, Western Growers helped sponsor the Biennial Yuma Legislative Ag Tour. The two-day bus tour takes place every election year and is designed to educate Arizona legislators about the Yuma Ag Industry. Fifteen legislators, including Speaker-elect David Gowan and Senate Majority Leader-elect Steve Montenegro, participated in the tour this week, as well as ten House and Senate staff members.
Legislators depart from the state capitol in Phoenix and once in Yuma have the opportunity to tour produce fields and harvest operations. During one day of the tour, early in the morning, they imitate the life of a farmworker and cross the border at the San Luis Port of Entry.
In addition to their hands-on experience, legislators heard from Western Growers Board Member Sonny Rodriguez who gave a presentation on the labor issues facing our industry.
(Pictured above is Arizona Speaker-elect David Gowan on the Yuma Legislative Ag Tour at Greenheart Farms transplant facility.)
Start Growing Today
Farming has never been more challenging, which is why Western Growers invests in fully committed advocates – your advocates – in Sacramento, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. Only Western Growers offers members so many business services, supported by more than 400 dedicated employees.