Yesterday, Western Growers and C.H. Robinson hosted a Giving Day to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Western Growers Transportation Program. The national event used C.H. Robinson’s Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, hub and transportation system to collect and distribute 240,000 pounds of produce donations made by Western Growers’ members to Feeding America locations across the country.

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, providing food to 46 million low-income Americans every year.

Jeff Janas

On Tuesday, the Assembly approved SB32—the climate change legislation that would increase and make permanent statewide greenhouse gas emission reductions mandates.

SB32 would set a new statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The current climate law, AB32, required the state to reach 1990 levels by 2020. If passed, SB32 would have a direct impact on agriculture-related companies, including an increase in costs, reduced flexibility in operations and being mandated to utilize unproven or non-efficient technology.

Stephanie Thara

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