Corruption poses a significant legal and economic risk for corporations doing business around the world, particularly in developing and transitioning countries. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are fighting corruption by increasing the number of investigations, settlements and prosecutions for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Jason Resnick

Recently, five Yuma schools received $1,500 from Western Growers Foundation to grow and sustain their fruits and veggie learning gardens:  Alice Byrne Elementary, Kofa High School, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Gowan Science Academy and Yuma Lutheran School.  Rachel and Robby Barkley of Barkley Ag joined the ground breaking at Alice Byrne on September 27, 2013. 

Paula Olson

As Congress continues to debate how to move forward on resolving the fiscal crisis facing the country, immigration reform legislation continues to wait in the wings for a potential legislative window.

Western Growers and the Agricultural Workforce Coalition (AWC) continue to work with House Agriculture Chairman Bob Goodlatte, seeking changes to his agriculture immigration bill that would make the legislation workable for all agriculture.

Ken Barbic

As we reported earlier this week, the UFW moved forward with its plan to file Notices of Intent to Take Access (NA) on dozens of agricultural employers in the Salinas area and Central Valley with the stated intent of informing workers about a march for immigration reform taking place tomorrow, October 5. Reports so far suggest that the access attempts have been uneventful. However, there have been reports of the union attempting to take access prior to the employer being served with a case stamped copy of the NA.

Jason Resnick


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