As we reported here, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE), which Western Growers serves on their Executive Committee, has sued the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to stop unsustainable increases in the minimum wage for H-2A visa foreign guestworkers, known at the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (ARWR).  The 2019 AEWR rates are now in effect unless rescinded by court order or other action.

Jason Resnick

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (the Center) celebrated its three-year anniversary earlier today with an exclusive event that included a fireside chat discussing the state of the industry, as well as a presentation to unveil WG’s Grower Trial Network and Crop-Collaborative Initiative. The event -- which was held at the Center in Salinas -- drew more than 40 growers, agtech start-up companies, venture capitalists and ag stakeholders.  

Hank Giclas

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