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January 6, 2015

ICYMI — Western Growers in the News

A lot was happening around the holidays.  Over the last two weeks, Western Growers has had several media opportunities and, in case you missed them, we wanted to bring them to your attention.

On December 26th the Hill, a popular insider Capitol Hill newspaper, published an op-ed by Western Growers president and CEO Tom Nassif entitled, “An immigration solution we can't wait for.”  In it, Nassif makes the case that the reliability of the agriculture industry’s labor force is jeopardized and Congress needs to act immediately to ensure that the bounty of produce to which Americans and the world are accustomed is maintained.   

Jason Resnick, WG’s general counsel, gave an interview to the Associated Press regarding the action the president took on immigration and how that action may affect the agriculture industry, particularly as it relates to the labor shortages.  The article was published and was picked up by a multitude of different media outlets across the country. It was also referenced in an Arizona Republic editorial column

Finally, this past Sunday, Ken Barbic, senior director of federal government affairs, appeared live on Fox and Friends with host, Tucker Carlson to further address the immigration and workforce issues prompted by Jason Resnick’s AP interview.  Because of the time differences between the coasts, many West Coast viewers may not have caught the interview.