Date: Sep 01, 2010

IRVINE (September 1, 2010) - Statement by Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif following September 1, debate between Senator Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina:

“It is clear that Carly Fiorina takes a far more pragmatic approach to the challenges facing our industry, and she reaffirmed tonight her willingness to stand with our state’s farmers as a member of the U.S. Senate. She is clearly the more articulate, knowledgeable and believable of the candidates. With Carly representing our state in Washington, California’s farmers and agricultural community can rest assured we will always have an advocate fighting for us in the U.S. Senate.”

Western Growers is an agricultural trade association whose members from Arizona and California grow, pack and ship ninety percent of the fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in California and seventy five percent of those commodities in Arizona. This totals about half of the nation’s fresh produce.

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