Board Meeting Articles

Western Growers directors and industry friends celebrated the achievements of Matt McInerney, WG’s senior executive vice president, during the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting. The three-day meeting concluded yesterday in Sacramento.

During the meeting, WG directors discussed state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting the fresh produce industry, and received updates on the several key programs and initiatives being undertaken by WG entities.

Stephanie Metzinger

Chairman Sammy Duda, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, concluded the 2017 March Board Meeting in Sacramento, California, Thursday afternoon. During the three-day meeting, the 44-member board engaged with key state officials – including Governor Jerry Brown and California Department of Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross – on critical industry issues and deliberated Western Growers’ public policy priorities.

The following is a summary of the major issues discussed during the committee meetings and addressed by the full board:

Cory Lunde

Earlier this afternoon, Chairman Larry Cox of Lawrence Cox Ranches [Brawley, Calif.] concluded the quarterly Western Growers Board of Directors meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. Following committee meetings on Wednesday, the full board convened this morning to address major policy items impacting the competitiveness and profitability of the Arizona, California and Colorado fresh produce industry.

Key points of discussion from each of the committee meetings include:

Legislative

Jeff Janas

As part of this week’s Board of Directors’ meeting in Newport Beach, Western Growers (WG) will officially unveil its new Irvine-based headquarters in a ribbon-cutting ceremony this evening. WG Chairman Larry Cox of Lawrence Cox Ranches in Brawley, Calif. will perform the ribbon-cutting honors. Directors in town for the meeting, as well as their spouses, will receive a tour of the new facility followed by a reception and dinner on the lawn.

Last week, the Western Growers Board of Directors met in Sacramento where they engaged with key administration officials and legislative representatives and deliberated on major policy issues facing the membership and broader Western fresh produce industry.

The following is a summary of several important points of discussion and significant action taken by the Board:

Cory Lunde

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