Karen Timmins, vice president human resources is pleased to announce a new member to the Western Growers, 2014 Professional Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee.  Jon Alexander, general counsel for Western Growers Assurance Trust, joins Jorge Suarez, director strategic planning & human resources at Ocean Mist Farms and Terre Catanzaro, chief administrative officer at JV Smith & Companies, in their on-going, dedicated commitment to providing empirical pay and benefits information to the California and Arizona employers in the produce industry
 

Karen Timmins

In a statement today from Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, the FDA announced that the agency plans to revise key provisions of the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules affecting farmers and then seek further comment from the public on the proposed revisions. 

Hank Giclas

With the holidays just around the corner and as your thoughts turn to enjoying this special season with family and friends, Western Growers would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Today’s Spotlight will be the last planned issue of 2013.  Also, as a reminder, Western Growers’ offices will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

See you again next year!

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