Western Growers Foundation, along with its proud partner, the California Department of Education, announced that 100 California K-12 schools will receive $150,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible gardens.
Background: In his 20-plus years in the health insurance industry, including involvement in the carrier and broker arenas, Francisco Amezcua has learned to understand the values employers and employees typically look for when it comes to coverage: truthfulness, knowledge, accuracy and availability. Now, he’s bringing his dedication to those values to Western Growers Insurance Services customers. He is committed to providing customer service to the
Can a corporate parent with no employees that exercises some control over a corporation with employees, be the employer of the employees of its wholly-owned subsidiary? According to a recent California Court of Appeal decision, the answer is yes.
The development of a corporate wellness program can be a win-win-win, lowering health care costs, improving the collective health of your workforce and financially rewarding for employees who choose to participate.
The chasm between opposing sides on the immigration reform debate crystalized when two journalists squared off during the Western Growers Political Action Committee fundraising luncheon held in Las Vegas in early November in conjunction with the association’s 89th Annual Meeting.
When the opening bell rang on 2014, optimism was high that immigration reform, including a guest worker program, would become law before the closing bell of this year. That optimism is long gone with the chance of comprehensive legislation anytime soon pretty much off the table.
Quoting from his grandfather’s Western Growers chairman’s report 76 years earlier, Bruce Taylor noted how many of the problems facing the produce industry at least two generations ago are still with us today. He made his remarks during Western Growers’ 89th Annual Meeting, which was held in Las Vegas, Nov. 2-5.
While the fight for immigration reform deserves the top billing for 2014 in terms of its continued impact on agriculture, there were a plethora of other issues that also garnered the much-deserved attention of the ag community.