On May 20, 2021, Western Growers is hosting a web discussion surrounding all submissions received during the Soil Amendments/Non-Synthetic Crop Treatments comment period. Please note that this webinar will now be from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT (not the 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. timeframe previously advertised).

During this web discussion, proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics will be publicly presented by the corresponding submitter with open dialogue allowed for all attendees. We encourage all stakeholders to register today for this important web discussion.

Sonia Salas

The Packer: California grower groups respond to California’s emergency drought proclamation 
California grower groups applauded the state’s May 10 expansion of emergency drought measures but urged caution in their implementation. “Governor Newsom took a measured step in the right direction, but caution is needed in implementation of this proclamation,”  Dave Puglia, Western Growers president and CEO, said in a statement.

Stephanie Metzinger

Shippers often call me to discuss the results of their timely USDA inspection and for help determining if it meets contract specifications. There are two distinct types of defects listed on the inspection that can help you determine that. When reading a USDA inspection certificate, the inspector will list two types of defects: Quality (or permanent) and Condition.

Bryan Nickerson

With a growing number of employees passing the fully vaccinated threshold, government regulators are actively reevaluating current health and safety standards. In keeping with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recently updated health and safety restrictions, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has eased quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated asymptomatic employees in non-healthcare workplaces. Following CDPH’s lead, Cal/OSHA will no longer require that fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals be excluded from the workplace.


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