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:

Chardae Heim

Here at Western Growers Trade Practices, we encourage shippers to embrace a culture of best practices by putting in place every day procedures and protocols. As part of that mantra, I am pleased to provide a two-part guest blog from Mr. Bart Botta with the law firm of Rynn & Janowsky, LLP. Mr. Botta is a partner at Rynn & Janowsky which specializes in agriculture, PACA and employment law. You can view Mr. Botta’s bio HERE. Below, Mr.

Bryan Nickerson

Yesterday, Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Dan Newhouse introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which addresses two critical needs for American agriculture: to retain existing, experienced workers and to ensure a reliable future flow of guest workers. Western Growers Executive Vice President Dave Puglia attended the introduction of the bill in Washington, D.C., along with a host of other stakeholders who played a key role in developing the agreement.  

Stephanie Metzinger

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