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Western Growers innovation center helps improve cold chain efficiency for Del Monte

- General News
Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) recently assisted Inteligistics, a WGCIT partner, in the evaluation of Inteligistics’ InteliCool system at Fresh Del Monte facilities in Salinas, CA and Yuma, AZ.

Harvest mechanization has a long way to go

- Analysis
How far has mechanization advanced? Not very far, at least in regard to harvesting technology, according to a recent report issued by Western Growers Association.

IFPA helps form new immigration coalition

- General News
As part of its strategic commitment to government advocacy and leadership, the International Fresh Produce Association has played a key role in the creation of The Alliance for New Immigration Consensus, a diverse coalition representing the broad business community and focused on addressing workforce reforms and needs that are critical and essential to our nation’s economy.

Western Growers releases inaugural Global Harvest Automation Report

- General News
Growers are keen to adopt automation to bridge the growing labor gap and ensure that their crops can be picked in time, according to the Global Harvest Automation Report, a first-of-its-kind study commissioned by Western Growers.

Western Growers offers HarvestWiki to help agtech startups

- General News
Western Growers has launched HarvestWiki to help specialty crop growers share information about growing operations, allowing agtech startups to have as much crop-specific information as possible when they design and develop agtech solutions for growers.

Organic Grower Summit event serves organic community

- General News
From ag technology presentations to continuing education classes for crop specialists to a dynamic keynote session featuring the next generation of organic growers to a trade show teeming with innovative farming solutions, the Organic Grower Summit checked all the boxes as the premier event for organic fresh produce production last week in Monterey, CA.

Western Growers elects new chairman

- General News
Albert P. Keck II, President of Hadley Date Gardens, Inc., will serve as the Western Growers Chairman of the Board of Directors for a one-year term.

WGA: Federal infrastructure bill provides water improvements for West

- General News
In response to passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.

Western Growers podcast takes on hands-free AgTech

- General News
Bruce Rasa talks about overcoming the initial challenges after founding AgVoice – including the seasonality of agriculture and fundraising on the latest episode of Voices of the Valley by Western Growers.

Western Growers denounces passage of AB 616 in California Legislature

- General News
In response to passage of AB 616 by the California State Legislature – first in the Senate on August 26 and then in the Assembly on September 1 – Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.