I am frequently requested to assist shipper members of fresh fruits and vegetables with collection of slow pay or no pay sales transactions.  It is not uncommon to hear when I inquire about the credit policy for their company, that I am told they have no official policy.  In this day and age of technology and information, not having an established credit policy is no longer an acceptable business practice.

Every business works hard to avoid injuries and serious accidents. Accidents not only harm employees, but also negatively impact the business. In addition to suffering lost time and income from a productive employee, a business might be subject to an OSHA inspection and possible fines if it is determined that they were not following proper safety practices and procedures. Even though OSHA visits place additional financial and time constraints on businesses, sometimes they are required, as in the case with a serious injury or fatality.

Jeff Janas

Join Western Growers on Thursday, October 29, for this month’s Lunch and Learn Webinar to hear about the current state of biofuel production and related challenges and opportunities for agricultural operations. Dr. Stephen Kaffka, Director of the California Biomass Collaborative, will provide an overview of the current science and efforts related to biofuel production in the fresh produce industry. Dr. Kaffka will also take any questions you might have, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get up to speed on the potential benefits of biofuels.    

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