Date: Sep 20, 2012

IRVINE, Calif.–The Western Growers Board of Directors voted to endorse Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ) in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

“Over the years Jeff Flake has been our champion on several very important issues faced by farmers in Arizona,” Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif said. “Jeff is a strong advocate for decreasing governmental regulations that our members face. During his years in Congress he has pushed for sensible solutions to our immigration crisis, and we look forward to his leadership in the Senate to finally create a system that addresses our critical need for a stable and legal workforce.”

“Jeff knows what’s at stake not just for farmers, but for all Americans, if the domestic supply of fresh fruit, vegetables and tree nuts goes offshore because farm workers can’t get visas or the legal status to work here.  Rep. Flake is always ready to listen, learn and act in the best interests of his constituents. We are pleased to endorse him for U.S. Senate.” 
 
About Western Growers:
Since 1926, we have represented local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona and California. Our members provide half the nation’s fresh fruits and vegetables including a third of America’s fresh organic produce. Some also farm throughout the U.S. and in other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations we have provided variety and healthy choices as the first line of defense against obesity and disease. We grow the best medicine in the world.™
 
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