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The March 2014 edition of the WG&S Magazine is in the mail.  Here’s a preview of some of the stories you will see:  

Cover Story

Transportation Benefits:  WG/CHR Transportation Program Continues to Yield Rewards

Unit Train: New Service to Connect SJV with Chicago

President’s Notes

The Rainmaker – Waiting for God’s blessings doesn’t mean we should sit idle while we wait.

Member Profile

Harold Weisfeld -- L.A. Broker Continues Daily Work at 84

Jeff Janas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted its interim final rule regarding the handling of retaliation complaints under the whistleblower provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Section 402 of the FSMA, which applies to an “entity engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food” protects workers who report or testify about food safety concerns against retaliation and ensures food safety concerns raised by employees are taken seriously.      

Jason Resnick

In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable.  In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability. 

Hank Giclas

California Republicans succeeded in passing H.R. 3964 (Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act), a measure sponsored by Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford), largely along party lines with a vote of 229-191. Valadao said, “While Californians are dealing with the brunt of the water shortage, this issue affects the entire country. 

Dennis Nuxoll

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