The Western Growers July 2017 Board of Directors Meeting concluded today. From July 25 to 27, WG Board Members gathered in Orange County to guide WG’s actions on state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting Western Growers members, as well as provide feedback on important initiatives being undertaken by the association. Among the issues discussed:

Cory Lunde

The California Legislature is expected to vote this week on a multi-billion dollar transportation tax increase proposal put forth by Governor Jerry Brown, Speaker Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon. Western Growers issued an Action Alert to members yesterday urging them to contact their respective assemblymember and senator to tell them to vote ‘No’ on the proposal when it is voted on later this week.

Jeff Janas

On April 6, 2017, the FDA Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food became effective. With some exceptions, the rule applies to shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers who transport food in the United States by motor or rail vehicle. Shippers, receivers, or carriers that have less than $500,000 in average annual revenue are exempt from the rule. Transportation activities performed by a farm are also exempt.

Jeff Janas



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