October 2010: 86th Annual Meeting

Tom Nassif

How Do We Feed the World in 2050?

September 2010 Annual Buyers Guide

Tom Nassif

2010 - 2011 Buyers Guide

July 2010- Endangered Species

Tom Nassif

The biological opinion, often called the "BiOp", has become a dirty word in the agricultural community...though there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

June 2010- Immigration Reform

Tom Nassif

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.

May 2010- Healthcare Reform Is Here

Tom Nassif

After expending more lives than any cat, health care reform was finally passed in March on a strictly partisan vote and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

August 2010: Because HealthCare Is Personal

Western Growers

With the advent of HealthCare Reform there is nothing more critical than continuing to take care of your employees while controlling health care costs.

April 2010- Growers Irrigation Efficiency Confirmed

Tom Nassif

In the face of ongoing debates over western water supplies, growers in California and Arizona can be proud of the latest evidence confirming their improved water stewardship.

March 2010- Water Worries Continue

Tom Nassif

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.

Feburary 2010- State Of The Produce Industry

Tom Nassif

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.

January 2010- Focus On Arizona

Tom Nassif

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).