IRVINE, Calif. (March 3, 2011)–At a time when budget cuts, invasive pests, government over-regulation and other issues threaten the region’s fresh produce industry, helping to support a new generation of leaders is even more important. Hailing from California and Arizona, eight future leaders met today for the Western Growers Future Volunteer Leaders Program.

Wendy Fink-Weber

IRVINE, CA. (Feb. 10, 2011)

Western Growers has hired Mikel Pak as the communications manager in its headquarters office in Irvine. Pak brings more than five years of experience as a journalist and communications professional. She was a business newspaper reporter in North Carolina and also worked in the communications and media relations department at The Council of State Governments, a trade association reaching more than 20,000 state government leaders and others in all three branches of government.

Wendy Fink-Weber

Nassif Testifies Before Congress on Burdensome Regulations

IRVINE, CA. (Feb. 9, 2011)

Farmers suffer under the burden of government over-regulation. And it doesn’t just hurt America’s fresh produce industry, the consequences stretch to the country’s overall economy. Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers will take that message to Washington, D.C., to testify at a Feb. 10 hearing before the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa from California. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EST in 2167 Rayburn.

Wendy Fink-Weber

IRVINE, CA. (Jan. 28, 2011)

Western Growers is pleased to announce Growers’ Technology Solution, a suite of technology solutions for growers that will facilitate the collection, tracking, management, storage and output of the often complicated areas of traceability, sustainability and food safety information. Western Growers has endorsed two “best in class” providers, FoodLogiQ and TRUETRAC to offer comprehensive solutions to Western Growers’ members and their individual and unique needs.

Wendy Fink-Weber

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