The April 2014 edition of the WG&S Magazine is in the mail.  Here’s a preview of some of the stories you will see:  


Cover Story

FIGHTING CANCER:  WG & Cancer Society Join Forces to Promote Healthy Eating


President’s Notes

Fighting Cancer with Good Partners and Good Produce


Member Profile

East Coast Juice Grape King Comes West


Feature Story

California Nuts: Continued growth expected with drought offering a small bump in the road

Jeff Janas

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued a Notice of Modifications to the Text of Proposed Regulations and addition of an Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons to the regulatory action affecting Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) licensing requirements. The DLSE also added additional documents the agency has relied upon in drafting the proposed regulations. These regulations were initially issued in the fall of 2013. Since that time one public hearing has been conducted and comments were received by industry and other stakeholders.

Jason Resnick

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has launched a new tool for processing Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) license applications online.  FLC license applicants will need to download, print, and fill out the application offline. Users can then upload scanned documents, pay fees by credit card or electronic fund transfer, and view the mandatory 8-hour training class online. Once users create an account, they can save work as they go and complete the application at their convenience.


Jason Resnick

This month, Western Growers Foundation awarded $500 each to 40 Arizona and California K-12 schools. The grants will fund plants and supplies needed to sustain a fruit and vegetable garden. This particular grant was open to schools with existing gardens and who will use the funds to continue to grow their garden. Grant recipients will receive a grant package that includes a $500 check, a “Gardens for Learning,” book, seeds and an irrigation kit courtesy of Toro Micro-Irrigation and Dripworks.

Paula Olson


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