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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

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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.

Western Growers releases video series on drought

- General News
In “No Water = No Crops,” a series of videos released today by Western Growers, three California farmers show the impact the drought is having on their operations, and the cascading losses that result to farmworkers and their communities.

Organic Grower Summit 2021 to be held by Western Growers and OPN

- General News
The Organic Produce Network and Western Growers have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that WG will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021.

Industry associations send comments on USDA Organic Enforcement Rules

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Today, the Produce Marketing Association, Western Growers Association and United Fresh Produce Association jointly submitted comments on USDA’s proposed Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule.

WGA, USDA, FDA push back against Chinese Customs COVID rule

- General News
In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: “The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

Remembering WGA’s Tommy O

- General News
With heavy hearts, we share the sad news of the passing of Tom Oliveri, who passed away in his home Thursday morning, May 28, at the age of 67.

USDA to buy $3 billion in ag products

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From the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service April 19, 2020: As part of President Trump and Secretary …