April 27, 2021

LGMA Metrics: Soil Amendments Comment Period Closes, Adjacent Land Use Comment Period Opens

The comment period for proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics related to Soil Amendments and Non-Synthetic Crop Treatments closes today. We encourage all stakeholders to submit proposed changes and comments here: https://www.leafygreenguidance.com/

On May 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT, Western Growers will host a web discussion surrounding all submissions received during the Soil Amendments/Non-Synthetic Crop Treatments comment period. During this web discussion, proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics will be publicly presented by the corresponding submitter with open dialogue allowed for all attendees. To register for this web discussion, click here.

Tomorrow, on April 28, 2021, the comment period for issues related to Adjacent Land Use/Production Locations officially opens. Click here to submit your proposed changes and comments. All submissions are due by May 27, 2021.

Since the inception of the California and Arizona Leafy Green Marketing Agreements, Western Growers has been at the forefront of developing and revising the written “Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production and Harvest of Lettuce and Leafy Greens” for the leafy greens industry in both states. Western Growers supports the continuous improvement of the LGMA-approved leafy green food safety guidelines and maintains a Master Calendar to facilitate a systematic amendment process.

For more information, contact Western Growers’ Science department at [email protected].