Tick, tick tick tick. You hear that? The clock is ticking. Tomorrow, October 18th, is your last day to book a room at a special room rate if you are planning on attending Western Growers' 88th Annual Meeting in Waikiki.
As reported in Tuesday’s Spotlight, Western Growers and its members have been anticipating what the end of the government shutdown would mean to Arizona and California growers who are heavily dependent on H-2A workers to harvest winter vegetables.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will change the landscape of food safety in the produce industry for many Western Growers members and operations. Most of the changes will be born out of the companion rules for implementation that are currently under development.
America’s nearly four billion dollar winter vegetable harvest is in jeopardy. The Obama Administration needs to take immediate action to expedite pending foreign worker visa applications that have been stalled during the government shutdown.