It is probably no surprise to most companies, but insurance rates continue to increase although the rate of increase is slowing in a few lines of business.  According to a report by Willis North America -- a major national insurance brokerage -- rates in property insurance are holding steady with slight increases and in some cases, slight dips in rates.  This is largely due to the fact there have been fewer large catastrophic weather events during the last couple of years, resulting in fewer claims for insurance carriers reducing the need to increase rates.  Policyholders can expect rates to decrease from five to ten percent.

Greg Nelson

What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture industry? Register for our April 29th webinar to hear a presentation from a leading researcher in the field, followed by a question and answer session.

The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades.


Sonia Salas

Join us for a webinar on April 30 to learn how to obtain approval to use the Tractor-Mounted Personnel Platforms (TPPs).

The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board recently granted Grimmway Farms a permanent variance for use of its tractor-mounted personnel platforms to transport irrigation workers in the fields. This webinar, conducted by Joel H. Sherman, Grimmway’s Director, Safety & Workers' Compensation and Jason Resnick, Western Growers' Vice President and General Counsel, will discuss Grimmway’s experience in seeking and obtaining approval to use the TPPs and explain the process for obtaining approval.

Jason Resnick


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