January 21, 2021

New Year, New Look; January/ February 2021 Digital Edition of WG&S Magazine Now Available

The latest issue of Western Grower & Shipper Magazine is now available both online and in print. With a new look and feel, the magazine gives readers an inside look of the various faces of Western Growers. Learn more about Chairman of the Board Ryan Talley, Class 6 of the Future Volunteer Leaders and more. Click here to access the digital version of this magazine.

Some highlights include:

Talley to Serve Second Year as Chairman of the Board

Ryan Talley is very much looking forward to the unprecedented move of serving a second year as the Western Growers Chairman of the Board, but he certainly isn’t looking for a repeat of 2020.

Meet Your Future Volunteer Leaders

WG has inaugurated the sixth class of Future Volunteer Leaders, a program designed to identify and prepare the next generation of Western Growers (WG) members for positions of leadership within the Western fresh produce industry. Learn more about two of the nine individuals selected.

The Road Ahead for California Agriculture in 2021

2020 is finally in our rearview mirror. We’ve been waiting for this moment, feeling on some days that it might never arrive. The personal and financial toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on our lives and the California agricultural industry has been staggering and incalculable. Yet, we have risen to the occasion as an essential sector and should be proud of the many substantial and collective contributions that the entire industry has made to fight this pandemic.

New California Employment Laws for 2021

Even with an unprecedented legislative session that saw a two-month pause in activity and hundreds of bills set aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom managed to end this year’s bill-signing session with several significant new employment related laws which will impact California employers for years to come.

Irish Company Revolutionizing Beekeeping

ApisProtect, an Ireland-based startup that is a resident of the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, recently announced the U.S. launch of its powerful commercial honey bee monitoring platform.