Statement by Western Growers president and CEO Tom Nassif on the release of the GOP Immigration Reform Standards:

“I applaud Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy for their efforts to move immigration forward in the House. The standards drafted by the leadership represent a commitment to reforming our immigration system in a manner that respects the rule of law while strengthening the ability of agriculture to remain competitive in the world market. We especially applaud the specific acknowledgement of agriculture’s unique needs and look forward to working towards crafting a long term solution.

Wendy Fink-Weber

Last week, members of the Western Growers (WG) Future Volunteer Leaders Program (FVLP) joined their counterparts from the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) Emerging Leader Development Program on a three-day tour of Southern Florida produce operations.  With generous support from Farm Credit, the two leadership groups had the opportunity to observe leading Florida fruit and vegetable producers and network with peers from other key specialty crop producing regions of the country.  The Florida production tour is the first half of a reciprocal exchange between the two leadership programs as members of the FFVA leadership group will travel to California to tour Salinas-area produce operations in June.

Cory Lunde

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