Lorri Koster, chief executive officer for Mann’s Packing Co., a long–time Western Growers Member, was awarded 2013 Produce Marketer of the Year from The Packer.  According to a story from The Packer, the award was presented on October 20 at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in New Orleans by Greg Johnson, editor of the well-known agriculture publication.

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Citing Doug Ose’s long commitment to the agricultural community, Western Growers has announced its endorsement of Ose for California’s 7th Congressional District.

“California family farmers have every confidence in Doug Ose’s proven abilities as a solutions-oriented leader,” said Western Growers CEO Tom Nassif. “Doug has always placed the interests of his community first, along with those of the family farmers that support thousands of local jobs and provide families a healthy source of food everyday.”

Dave Puglia


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