AnnaMarie Knorr
Western Growers, Manager, Arizona Government Affairs

AnnaMarie joined Western Growers in July 2004 at the Phoenix field office serving as the Arizona Member Relations Coordinator. Soon after her hiring, the position grew to include many Arizona government affairs responsibilities including tracking legislation, monitoring state agencies, and assisting with WG PAC functions in addition to managing the Arizona Crop Protection Association. A fourth generation Arizonan, AnnaMarie has a sincere appreciation for Arizona politics and policy. Prior to joining Western Growers, AnnaMarie served as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Arizona National Livestock Show. She also completed an internship at the Arizona House of Representatives serving as majority staff for the House Ways & Means Committee. 

In her spare time, AnnaMarie volunteers with the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series where she mentors women aspiring to hold positions in public office. AnnaMarie obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. During her studies, she also received a certificate in non-profit organization management. 

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Articles by AnnaMarie Knorr

May 28, 2019

After approving an $11.8 billion budget on Monday evening, the Arizona Legislature adjourned for the year early this morning. Unfortunately, the budget was being held hostage for a policy bill, which is unprecedented but proved to be successful.

Mar 28, 2019

Yesterday, Western Growers (WG) was awarded the Alliance Award from the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) for all the work WG has done to help members facilitate safety both on their farms and for their employees.

Jan 03, 2019

California’s SB 3 requires an increase in minimum wage each year between 2017 and 2022, until the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour. As of January 1, 2019, California’s minimum wage has gone up from $11 per hour to $12 for employers with 26 or more employees.

Mar 27, 2018

On Friday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law legislation that allows the Arizona Department of Agriculture—rather than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—to oversee the FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety in Arizona. The bill, SB 1063, was sponsored by Senator Gail Griffin.

Apr 14, 2015

Late last week, Governor Ducey announced the appointment of former Speaker of the House Mark Killian to lead the Arizona Department of Agriculture.  Director Killian officially took over the department on Monday. The new leadership at the ADA is a positive step.  Western Growers recommended Mr.