IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2021) – In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) rule that gave union organizers the right to physically access farm property to solicit support for unionization. The Court held that the regulations were a state-sponsored taking of property rights without the just compensation guaranteed by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

In response to the decision, Western Growers President and CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement:

Cory Lunde

After taking a short hiatus in 2020, WG’s Voices of the Valley Podcast has returned with five new episodes. Listen as podcast host Dennis Donohue (director of the WG Center for Innovation & Technology) and guest host Candice Wilson (vice president of business development at GreenVenus) delve into burgeoning agricultural technology topics with industry experts.

The latest episodes are a quick listen, running each at about 25 minutes in length, and cover topics such as the importance of data sharing in food safety and how to successfully integrate technology into agriculture.

Stephanie Metzinger

On Thursday, June 24 from 9am-11am, the Central Arizona Project will be holding a briefing on the likely upcoming water cuts to their system.

Topics will include an updated Colorado River report, implementation of Tier 1 reductions and Drought Contingency Plan mitigation, report on Lake Mead conservation activities, and a review of the water ordering process. The briefing will be livestreamed at the CAP website

Robert Medler

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