Date: Mar 17, 2021
Magazine:
March/April 2021

A collection on Western Growers "wins" on behalf of its members. 

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WG’s Federal Team advocated for and secured improvements to the original Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to better meet the needs of member operations, such as expanding the range of eligible commodities and streamlining the application process. WG was also able to expand eligibility by changing a USDA rule that limited the types of farm owners who can receive funds.

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WG joined dozens of industry organizations in supporting the Center for Produce Safety’s fundraising campaign to expand produce safety research. With a goal to raise $15 million over the next 5 years, WG committed to donating $1 million to move the needle on fresh produce food safety research.

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WG’s Trade Practices Department assisted in securing roughly $22,000 in PACA reparation actions for 2 WG regular members, Steinbeck Country Produce and Dole Fresh Vegetables. Interested in giving your sales team a refresher or training course on everything PACA? Contact Bryan Nickerson at (949) 885.2392.

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WG has been active in pushing for essential worker priority when vaccines are allocated. WG has signed on to several coalition letters advocating that after frontline healthcare personnel, critical workers in food and ag be included in the next phase of vaccinations.

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