With heavy hearts, we share the sad news of the passing of Tom Oliveri, who passed away in his home Thursday morning, May 28, at the age of 67.

Affectionately known as “Tommy O” by Western Growers (WG) members and many others throughout the industry, Oliveri retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary of service. Over four decades, Oliveri demonstrated uncommon dedication to the WG membership, establishing himself as a foremost authority in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

Cory Lunde

Western Growers invites you to join the next webinar discussion to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved guidelines. This webinar is being held on June 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT and is part 3 of the LGMA Guidelines Discussion: Agricultural Water webinar series. This webinar will offer an opportunity to review proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics and provide feedback.

Sonia Salas

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing four vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). This subcommittee serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning plant nutrition and environmental effects related to fertilizing materials use. It reviews all research and education proposals for the annual Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) grant program and recommends to FIAB which projects should receive funding.

Gail Delihant

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