WG has joined a coalition of 28 California agriculture associations in support of AB 93, a bill by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (56th AD) that prioritizes workers in the food supply industry, including field workers, for rapid testing and vaccination programs in response to COVID-19.

In a letter to Assemblymember Garcia, the coalition states: “With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations on the rise, it is imperative we protect those that continue to serve the population of the state and nation by ensuring they are some of the first in line for the vaccine.”

Matthew Allen

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Neal Jack on December 15, 2020, at 97 years old. Neal was an industry icon, pioneering innovator in the Imperial Valley and a leading force behind Jack Bros., a founding member of Western Growers Association.

Neal captained Jack Bros. for nearly four decades, putting virtually every dollar earned during his tenure into improving the ground. Additionally, as a World War II and the Korean War veteran, Neal radically modernized farming by bringing many of the innovations used in the military back to the ranch.

Stephanie Metzinger

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