On Tuesday, following the official swearing-in of Sonny Perdue as the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, President Trump held a roundtable discussion with 15 farmers that included Western Growers’ Board Member A.G. Kawamura. The discussion focused on the issues of agricultural trade, regulatory reform, rural investment and infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and agricultural labor.

Jeff Janas

With the Holiday Season in full swing, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey was presented with a basket of fresh Arizona grown produce this morning at his capitol office from AnnaMarie Knorr, Western Growers’ Arizona government affairs manager.   

Last week, the governor took time from his busy schedule to join some Western Growers’ Arizona directors and staff, as well as legislative staff, on a tour of Yuma agriculture.   

Jeff Janas

In the latest entry of Nassif Notes, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif pens about his views on how the new administration will impact agriculture. Nassif details how “President-elect Trump is aligned with agriculture on many issues, including the need to rebalance the regulatory climate for American farmers, especially those in the West who have been subjected to the most aggressive federal dictates.”

Stephanie Metzinger

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