In light of the strengthening El Niño weather pattern, Western Growers delivered a letter to Governor Brown last week calling on his Administration to “capture as much precipitation as our infrastructure will allow.” The letter reinforces the fact that we cannot afford to let a drop of wasted water flow out to sea this wet season and encourages the Brown Administration to develop a plan in partnership with the federal government to “establish El Nino protocols for the Delta pumping plants that result in the state and federal pumps being operated at their designed maximum capacit

Cory Lunde

Every business works hard to avoid injuries and serious accidents. Accidents not only harm employees, but also negatively impact the business. In addition to suffering lost time and income from a productive employee, a business might be subject to an OSHA inspection and possible fines if it is determined that they were not following proper safety practices and procedures. Even though OSHA visits place additional financial and time constraints on businesses, sometimes they are required, as in the case with a serious injury or fatality.

Jeff Janas

If you haven’t already heard, GMOs are causing quite a stir. One issue in particular -- labeling -- has the potential to affect the fresh produce industry. Mandatory labeling efforts have sprung up in many states and the issue is being debated in the halls of Congress. Both consumers and retailers are focused on and are interested in the topic. What better time for a workshop that addresses this touchy issue?   

Jeff Janas

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