Date: Jan 26, 2021
Magazine:
January/February 2021

Western Growers’ H-2A Services team recently supported an Orange County-based member in navigating the intricacies of their H-2A filing, including added H-2A housing compliance complexities due to COVID-19.

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Western Growers’ Trade Practices Department (your one-stop shop for consultation and education on fresh produce contracts and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act) recently secured $42,000 in PACA Decision & Awards for two California-based shippers that had contracts go awry due to COVID-19.

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When a food processing project was stalled for a Brawley-based member due to PG&E’s inability to delivery power to it in a timely manner, WG’s CA Government Affairs team tapped their network and had the local senator reach out to PG&E to successfully resolve the issue, enabling the farm to test and operate the facility ahead of the 2021 harvest season.

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Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) launched its Enhanced Diabetes Program last summer to help members diagnosed with diabetes manage their conditions more effectively. Diabetes affects more than 34 million U.S. adults and costs employers in the U.S. an estimated $327 billion each year. WGAT is pleased to report it has enabled its members to achieve an estimated cost savings of between 3.5% and 5% in reduced medical costs and a 50% reduction in pharmacy costs. If you don’t have a WGAT plan, which includes a care management program with every plan, contact Western Growers Insurance Services for more information how we can help you better manage your health care costs. You can reach a sales team member at (800) 333-4WGA.

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WG Communications again leads the industry in social media by being the first ag organization to master Instagram Reels and TikTok.

 

WG Staff Contact

Stephanie Metzinger
Manager, Communications
949-885-2256

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