Last Thursday, the Department of Water Resources hosted their public Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Forum for GSA members and stakeholders. The Forum included panel discussions with representatives from various GSAs in California discussing how their respective GSA has approached communication, coordination, engagement and outreach.

Gail Delihant

Western Growers is pleased to announce the recent hire of Darcie Floyd, who has joined the Insurance Services team as the Director of Employee Benefits.

As Director, Floyd will be responsible for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers. In addition, she will oversee all employee benefit account executives.

Floyd brings over 20 years of professional experience with her to Western Growers. She doubled as a Financial Services Department Manager and Account Executive with her previous employer.

Chardae Heim

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) named kale as one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables in their recently-released “Dirty Dozen” list. This list, which is released annually, is designed to make consumers fearful of fresh produce and misleads the public about pesticide residues.

The “Dirty Dozen” list has been discredited by scientists repeatedly over the years, and peer reviewed studies show that EWG’s message potentially discourages consumption of healthy and safe organic and conventional fruits and vegetables.

Stephanie Metzinger


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