Recently, California Governor Newsom appointed Ralph Lightstone to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. 

Lightstone has been a member of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board since earlier this year. His previous work history includes senior advisor on policy and legislation at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2016 to 2018 as well as director of legislation from 2010 to 2016. 

Newsom also appointed Marvin Kropke to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. 

Chardae Heim

Western Growers kicked off its “Let’s Grow Roadshow” this week, where WG staff travel around California and Arizona to provide mini-workshops on topics including human resources, insurance services, food safety, financial services and more. During the workshops, farming, food and agricultural professional have the opportunity to explore some of the industry’s most pressing issues and receive tangible takeaways that they can immediately implement at their respective companies.

Chardae Heim

California is only halfway through its fire season, yet the fires the state has been plagued with over the past month have ruined thousands of acres of land and caused many evacuations. Recently, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of RESPONSE.CA.GOV, a state website supplying Californians, who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs, with the proper tools and resources needed for wildfire recovery.

Jason Resnick

The latest and final 2019 edition of Western Grower & Shipper magazine is now available online and in print. As Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif  prepares for retirement, this edition highlights many of his advocacy efforts and his legacy on Western Growers and the produce industry. Click here to access the electronic version of the magazine.

Some highlights from this issue:

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