Last week, the Western Growers Board of Directors met in Sacramento where they engaged with key administration officials and legislative representatives and deliberated on major policy issues facing the membership and broader Western fresh produce industry.

The following is a summary of several important points of discussion and significant action taken by the Board:

Cory Lunde

While St. Patrick’s Day didn’t produce a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it did bring about the end of this year’s March Western Growers’ Board of Directors’ meeting. Beginning Monday evening and concluding Thursday afternoon, directors gathered in Sacramento to engage on a variety of complex issues facing the industry and affecting growing operations. Larry Cox of Lawrence Cox Ranches, Brawley, California, presided over his first Board of Director’s meeting.

Jeff Janas

With more than half of Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, the traditional Irish dish “corned beef and cabbage” has been put in the spotlight. And that’s great news for leafy greens! There is a 70 percent increase in cabbage shipments during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. This contributes to the 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage produced in the United States annually.

Stephanie Metzinger

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