July 9, 2020

Digital Edition of 2020 July/August Western Growers & Shipper Magazine Available Now

The digital version of the latest edition of Western Grower & Shipper magazine is now available. This edition highlights a few of the warriors in agriculture, the men and women who are changing the face of the industry. Click here to access the electronic version of the magazine.

Some features from this issue include the following:

 The Warriors: Men & Women Who Are Changing the Face of Agriculture

There is a myriad of passionate agri-warriors across the United States who are fighting for the right to feed our nation. Though these farmers and ranchers are growing the healthy food that provides sustenance and nutrition for millions of people, their noble efforts are still met with adversity. In addition to battling factors out of their control such as the growing scarcity of natural resources, they must also deal with regulatory pressures that only seem to intensify.

 International Trade Uncertainty Continues

It is fair to say that 2020 has thus far proceeded in ways no one could have predicted. The issue that is top of mind for the industry is the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and economic fallout. While much of the attention and impact has been domestic-facing, COVID-19 has also thrown international supply chains into disarray.

Wearable Tech Reduces Risks of Workplace Injuries

The Connected Worker Program app monitored and tracked Rosa’s body mechanics, noting the frequency and duration of her deep bends and the rotational energy of her twists. Ultimately, the analysis demonstrated that Rosa was exerting significantly more strain on her body compared to her peers.

The Bosch Group Building Technology with a Purpose

As a leading Internet of Things (IoT) company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.

Giclas Thrives with Multiple Tasks

Hank Giclas is well known in the produce industry where he worked for Western Growers for 30 years but he also worked on the family farm, spent his 20s in the oil, gas and mineral exploration world, and spent a couple of years teaching vocational agriculture before settling into his WG career.