The American Cancer Society’s California Division and Western Growers announced today a first-time collaboration to raise awareness about cancer prevention tied to healthy eating choices and critically needed funds to help finish the fight. Western Growers has committed $100,000 over two years to help support American Cancer Society programs, services, advocacy and cancer research efforts.

Wendy Fink-Weber

A week after Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic legislative leaders announced legislation for drought-related needs, both houses of the California state Legislature passed a $687 million drought relief package (AB 79 and SB 103) today.  If Brown signs the bills, as expected, they would take effect immediately.  WG staff worked with the key legislative staff on the fast-moving bills as the language evolved. In other news from Sacramento today, Governor Brown announced his re-election campaign.

Dave Puglia

Do you know how competitive your wages are for your farm laborers?  What about for your professionals?  What types of benefits are others in the specialty crop industry offering?  How are others handling challenges presented by Health Care Reform? There are two surveys currently available to help you determine these things.

Karen Timmins


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