Due to coronavirus-related market disruptions, many of our grower and shipper members have received requests from their buyers – largely in the foodservice sector – to extend payment terms beyond 30 days. Be advised that extending payment terms beyond 30 days BEFORE the initial 30-day payment period has expired will waive your PACA Trust rights. However, you may work out a separate arrangement with your buyer(s) AFTER the 30-day payment period has expired.

Bryan Nickerson

This fall has been busy with regulatory activity at the California Air Resources Board (CARB). WG staff has been actively participating in two regulatory proposals that will impact farmers in both the short- and long-term.

The first proposal is the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation which is designed to mandate that manufacturers make and sell more zero-emission trucks and buses. It would be comprised of two parts:

Matthew Allen

Western Growers directors and industry friends celebrated the achievements of Matt McInerney, WG’s senior executive vice president, during the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting. The three-day meeting concluded yesterday in Sacramento.

During the meeting, WG directors discussed state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting the fresh produce industry, and received updates on the several key programs and initiatives being undertaken by WG entities.

Stephanie Metzinger

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