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United Fresh schedules food safety web seminars

United Fresh has food safety web seminars scheduled on a variety of topics, starting with a look at the FDA’s recent unveiling of its blueprint for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.

Drop payment limits, lawmakers tell Trump administration

Drop payments limits to fresh produce growers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, Democratic and Republic Congressional lawmakers told the Trump Administration on April 23.

Western Growers website tracks changes to LGMA guidance

Western Growers has launched an interactive website that allows the public to participate in discussions relating to leafy greens food safety and the industry to follow the process to strengthen those guidelines.

Importance of PACA protections escalates in pandemic

Fresh produce industry groups are alerting growers and other PACA licensees about the importance of maintaining the protections afforded by the law as the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 continues.

Department of State waives interview requirement for H-2A workers

The Department of State is taking steps to reduce delays in the processing of H-2A workers caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Jason Resnick talks PACA trust and foodservice troubles

The Packer’s Tom Karst talks on March 26 with Jason Resnick, vice president and general counsel for Western Growers, about the current foodservice crisis tied to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

Salinas Ag Tech focuses on training labor

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit will focus on emerging technologies, including the human aspect, ensuring that workers are prepared to continue innovation in production agriculture.

Energy forum focuses on independence for California growers

Western Growers and energy technology company Concentric Power Inc. are teaming up for the Salinas Valley Energy Forum.

House passes farm labor bill; industry shifts focus to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act Dec. 11.

Ryan Talley starts new role as Western Growers’ board chairman

Ryan Talley, co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, Arroyo Grande, Calif., is the new chairman of the board of directors at Western Growers.