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Western Growers names Future Volunteer Leaders class

Western Growers is welcoming the seventh class of Future Volunteer Leaders, a group who will be embedded in specialized networking and agricultural leadership development events with the organization for the next two years. Class VII... more »

Western Growers announces Future Volunteer Leaders

Western Growers is welcoming the seventh class of Future Volunteer Leaders, a group who will be embedded in specialized networking and agricultural leadership development events with the organization for the next two years. Class VII... more »

Western Growers’ video urges passage of ag labor bill

Western Growers has issued another plea for the U.S. Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, with a video that ties easing of the labor shortage to lower food prices. “The current broken immigration... more »

Tech companies prepare for annual AgSharks competion

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition. At the event, startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to... more »

Industry remembers Western Growers’ Hank Giclas

Hank Giclas, who served the fresh produce industry in a variety of roles for 30 years at Western Growers, has died. “Hank Giclas dedicated himself, totally and fully, in service to the people of the... more »

Organic Grower Summit booth registration opens

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for Organic Grower Summit 2022 Presented by Western Growers and Organic Produce Network, slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are... more »

Western Growers formally oppose Goodlatte guest worker plan

The Western Growers Board of Directors recently voted to formally oppose House Resolution 4760, which would reform agricultural labor. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the resolution would create a new guest worker program, H-2C, for... more »

States find ways to deal with labor shortages

It’s hard to know the exact number of seasonal specialty crop workers in the United States, but Frank Gasperini thinks 1.5 million is a good estimate. Seasonal worker shortages have been an issue in the... more »

Western Growers seeks applicants for $30,000 scholarship

The application period for Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship program provides the winner with residence at an agtech incubator designed to assist start-up companies who are... more »

WGA’s AgTech Innovation Arena competition now open

Western Growers (WG) officially launched the second annual Innovation Arena Competition, which will offer six agtech start-up companies an opportunity to compete for two winning prizes. Applications are now open and will be accepted until... more »

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