Western Growers Assurance Trust hosted another successful round of executive forums on Health Care Reform– with more than 150 attendees. Next week in the Central Valley marks the next opportunity for members to attend one of these important events.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday the FDA intends to extend the comment period on both FDA proposed rules for 120 days. This should extend the deadline for comments to sometime in early September, but official notice and dates are still forthcoming. Hamburg made the announcement Thursday morning during FDA’s budget hearing.
Western Growers leadership is working with federal legislators to provide the agricultural community affordable alternatives and first-dollar coverage for undocumented workers that could emulate previously capped plans.
It was a remarkable scene as WG President and CEO Tom Nassif sat in front of news cameras with UFW Arturo Rodriguez, as well as other members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition on April 18, and touted the compromise the ag leaders had reached on the agricultural guest worker component of comprehensive immigration reform.