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July 7, 2020

Message from WG President Dave Puglia – Annual Meeting Canceled

To Our Valued Members and Industry Allies,

Lately we have received many inquiries from members asking whether they could plan to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting. We have delayed making that decision hoping for better news but unfortunately, for the first time in our 95-year history, Western Growers will not hold its Annual Meeting.

Due to COVID-19, we simply cannot risk the safety of our members, industry partners, and staff. Nor do we feel it would be appropriate to press on, even with numerous safety measures in place, when we cannot deliver the exceptional experience that defines the WG Annual Meeting.

Please know that Western Growers is grateful for the continued loyalty of our members and partners, and for the trust you place in us every day. Despite the enormous challenges to our industry this year, there is no substitute for the people of the fresh produce industry who have persevered through this crisis with dedication and honor, and are emerging from the economic shutdown with confidence and adaptability.


Dave Puglia
President and CEO