IRVINE, Calif. (July 14, 2016) – Western Growers has received a $30,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support start-up companies that are developing technologies to solve agriculture’s most critical challenges.
IRVINE, Calif. (June 23, 2016) -- Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif in response to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs:
In an effort to fill the agricultural workforce gap, Western Growers has launched a Careers in Ag Program to encourage college students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers within the agricultural industry.
IRVINE, Calif. (June 21, 2016) -- Western Growers is disappointed with yesterday’s federal court decision that struck down a five-year-old federal Guidance document allowing the use of composted municipal green waste on organic farms in California.
Western Growers is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency to enhance and improve the current strawberry crop insurance program that was established to protect growers against losses from low yield, low price or a combination of both.
Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif commending the U.S. House of Representatives on passage of an amendment to the Senate-passed energy bill that includes drought relief legislation introduced by Representative David Valadao (CA-21):
IRVINE, Calif. (May 19, 2016) -- Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif reiterating support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement following the release of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) analysis of its likely impact on the U.S.
IRVINE, Calif. (May 17, 2016) -- Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif encouraging the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to move to mark-up of Western drought legislation: