High school chemistry students learn that every action has a reaction. In a perfect world, the over-the-top immigration law passed by the Arizona State Legislature and signed into law by the governor this spring would result in a comprehensive federal immigration reform.
Smiles on the faces of farmers throughout California were evident in January and February as a good deal of rain came down upon the Golden State, which was a good start in making a dent in the well-below normal levels in most of the reservoirs. But it’s only a start.
Those sentiments expressed by Western Growers Board Member and The Nunes Company President Thomas P. Nunes Jr. seemed to be fairly representative of the view held by a number of grower-shippers that operate primarily in the California and Arizona vegetable industry.
It’s no secret that Arizona has major budget problems and it is a foregone conclusion that most state agencies are going to be asked to cut back once again in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011).