March 2012- Global Warming

Tom Nassif

Learn about new transportation rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act that impact the fresh produce industry. Those rules dovetail with industry best practices recently released as well as the Western Growers-C.H. Robinson transportation program.

February 2012- Uncovering Natural Plant Defenses

Tom Nassif

In the specialty crop industry, we’ve got the home field advantage. While modern medicine saves lives, so do specialty crop farmers.

Didn’t know you were a hero, did you? It’s time we stopped simply defending ourselves against the extreme environmentalists who try to take away our water, our land and our way of farming. We’re on the winning team. Our fresh produce offers unparalleled nutrition. Let’s change the discussion from conservation to nutrition. It may be a message we’ve all heard before, but it’s a message that America now needs desperately.

January 2012- Meet Western Grower's 2012 Chairman Mike Jarrard

Tom Nassif

Mann Packing Executive Mike Jarrard takes the reins of Western Growers as the new 2012 chairman. Jarrard grew up on a farm in Bakersfield in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. His family grew cotton, alfalfa, wheat and barley.

November 2011- E-Verify

Tom Nassif

Mandatory E-Verify: Can Production Agriculture Survive this Movement?

October 2011- 86th Annual Meeting

Tom Nassif

Annual Meeting: Diverse Program Offers

A program with an eclectic mix of speakers and seminars will offer valuable options for virtually every attendee to the 86th Annual Meeting of Western Growers, which will take place Nov. 6-9, 2011 near San Diego, Calif.

September 2011- Buyers Guide

Tom Nassif


August 2011- Ag Legal Network

Tom Nassif

Agriculture is surely the older profession, but lawyers have been around almost as long.

July 2011- WG Membership, Crop Protection

Tom Nassif

Read about the many services and products Western Growers offers in the July issue of WG&S magazine on everything from the information WG provides through the Spotlight e-newsletter to its valuable advocacy efforts.

June 2011- Transportation

Tom Nassif

Transportation, A Difficult Season Lies Ahead

May 2011- Sustainability

Tom Nassif

Sustainability, What Does it Mean to You?

When Western Growers embarked on its three-pronged technology initiatives last year, it always knew that the third head of that beast – sustainability – was going to be difficult to define.

April 2011- Raging Water Issues

Tom Nassif

The Drought, I’ts Over...but Not Officially