Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif teamed up with George Radanovich, president of the California Fresh Fruit Association, and Joel Nelsen, president of California Citrus Mutual, to pen a Sacramento Bee op-ed (appeared Thursday online, will appear Friday in print) criticizing the Brown administration for its recent appointment of former state Senator Isadore Hall, a staunch UFW ally, to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB).

Stephanie Thara

Mark your calendars! The Forbes AgTech Summit is returning to Salinas on June 28- 29, 2017, where 600 of the smartest and most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture will come together to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. Held for the third straight year, the Summit fosters lively debate and generates rich networking opportunities while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors and stakeholders of the global agricultural ecosystem.

Stephanie Thara

Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif just released the second installment of his blog series where he analyzes Trump’s proposed policies and their impact on ag—including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In his latest entry, he speaks further about the ACA executive order's effect on ag and ag-related businesses, employees and families.

Nassif details how some of the proposed ACA replacement plans offer tax credits to offset healthcare costs while others offer tax deductions. He also delves deeper into the changes in Medicaid and Medicare.

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is inviting stakeholders to participate in a series of listening sessions that are “part of the governor’s mission to reduce regulatory burden and promote customer-service-orientated principles” for the agriculture industry and the general public. The Department will not be discussing proposed language changes for the rules, but instead is seeking input about how these rules impact individual businesses and organizations. 

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