Many members of the House on both sides of the aisle have expressed the need to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system. While the Senate took action by passing S. 744, the House has yet to pass a single bill to reform our immigration system. With 18 legislative days remaining until the House adjourns for its August recess, the urgency for action mounts as a key window for action closes.

Recap of immigration reform action by the U.S. House of Representatives for the day ending June 24, 2014:

Bills passed: 0


It has been 362 days since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As June 24, 2014, there are only 18 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration

Ken Barbic

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits.  The sessions are open to anyone interested in attending.

Greg Nelson

The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA), in conjunction with co-sponsoring organizations that includes Western Growers, began a series of courses last week for agricultural human resources professionals.  Graduates of the course will earn a prestigious Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) designation.  

Western Growers Vice President Karen Timmins helped kick-off the series in Oxnard this past week by leading a class on Managing Employee Compensation.  Karen will also lead a second class on September 10.

The latest food safety research findings and trends will be discussed at the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) fifth annual Produce Research Symposium in Newport Beach, California on June 24-25, 2014.  This event brings together scientists, industry and government. We are excited to host a webinar to provide an overview of the event.

Join us to learn about key food safety highlights discussed at this symposium and share your thoughts about food safety issues, solutions and trends you may see.

Register now so you don’t miss this important opportunity!

Sonia Salas


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