Feb 07, 2014

“On behalf of all the growers and members of Western Growers, I thank the President of the United States for signing into law the new five-year farm bill.  On this occasion, I also want to express my deep thanks to Chairwoman Stabenow, Chairman Lucas, and Ranking Members Cochran and Peterson for the tremendous work they have done to complete this bill.  Their hard work and the countless hours of work done by our industry champions in Congress -- especially our friends on the two Agriculture Committees -- has resulted in a good piece of legislation that will serve our industry well. 

Jan 30, 2014

Statement by Western Growers president and CEO Tom Nassif on the release of the GOP Immigration Reform Standards:

“I applaud Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy for their efforts to move immigration forward in the House. The standards drafted by the leadership represent a commitment to reforming our immigration system in a manner that respects the rule of law while strengthening the ability of agriculture to remain competitive in the world market. We especially applaud the specific acknowledgement of agriculture’s unique needs and look forward to working towards crafting a long term solution.

Jan 22, 2014

Irvine Calif. (January 22, 2014) -- Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif released this statement in response to a press conference held in Bakersfield, Calif., today with Speaker John Boehner and California members of Congress House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy; Congressman David Valadao; and Congressman Devin Nunes who have proposed legislation to address the worsening drought in California:

Jan 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IRVINE -- The following is a statement by Western Growers’ President and CEO Tom Nassif on Governor Brown’s declaration of a drought emergency today:
 
“We appreciate the action taken by Governor Brown today.  Drought conditions are wreaking havoc on farmers in California, especially in the San Joaquin Valley.  The situation is dire and requires the full attention of state and federal leaders which is why the declaration is so important.

 

Dec 05, 2013

“Western Growers is extremely disappointed with USDA’s termination of the proposed National Marketing Agreement for Leafy Greens.

After investing hundreds of man hours in the development of a proactive approach that would have afforded leafy green producers across the country an opportunity to craft their own food safety programs with oversight from USDA and FDA, the Agency has opted to step back."

Oct 18, 2013

Citing Doug Ose’s long commitment to the agricultural community, Western Growers has announced its endorsement of Ose for California’s 7th Congressional District.

“California family farmers have every confidence in Doug Ose’s proven abilities as a solutions-oriented leader,” said Western Growers CEO Tom Nassif. “Doug has always placed the interests of his community first, along with those of the family farmers that support thousands of local jobs and provide families a healthy source of food everyday.”

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