Earlier today, Western Growers’ president and CEO Tom Nassif gave the luncheon keynote address at the Washington Farm Labor Association’s 10th Annual Labor Conference in Kennewick, Washington.

Nassif has a long history of involvement with California agricultural labor beginning with his work in the Imperial Valley as a labor lawyer on behalf of growers in the 1970s.

Cory Lunde

Occasionally I receive comments and questions on my blog that require a response so thorough and universally valuable that they warrant their own post. My last post, entitled Establishing Damages for a Breach of Warranty, received one such comment from one of our readers. Our reader stated:

"Thank you for informing your growers that they do not have the right to move produce that fails good delivery. Please also let them know that good delivery guidelines are based on a five day transit. They seem unaware that the tolerances go down for shorter transit times. Your growers should also know that they are not entitled to an account of sale".

Tom Oliveri

In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable.  In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability. 

Hank Giclas

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