According to the president of insurance services at the Western Growers Association
, Newport Beach, California, "We need to make it clear to Congress that associations have a role in health care reform.
A 1965 graduate of the University of California, Davis, Harris has served on numerous boards of major organizations, including, at present, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, Western Growers Association
, and California Cattlemen's Association.
But Tom Nassif, chief executive of Western Growers Association
, said farmers and food processors likely would be subject to inspection by state and federal officials at every stage from planting to packaging.
But growers are also concerned that California may set standards that are so high that it would create a perception that goods grown in California are unsafe because a higher percentage would fail to meet that higher standard, according to Hank Giclas, an official with the Western Growers Association
As long as there's sound science behind the techniques and behind the tools, then it provides an opportunity for growers to create an even better product," says Heather Flower, director of public relations for the Western Growers Association
, Irvine, Calif.
The project was made possible by a $1,400 grant from the Western Growers Association
, whose aim it is to have a garden at every school.
Tom Nassif, president of the Western Growers Association
, Newport Beach, Calif.
IPC Members Include: Agricultural Council of California, California Association of Winegrape Growers, California Avocado Commission, California Certified Organic Farmers, California Citrus Mutual, California Citrus Research Board, California Dried Plum Board, California Farm Bureau Federation, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, California Pear Advisory Board, California Strawberry Commission, California Table Grape Commission, California Tree Fruit Agreement, Western Pistachio Association, Western Growers Association
and the Wine Institute.
Tom Oliveri of the Western Growers Association
said it's still a bit early to quantify the strike's economic effects, but romaine lettuce is being hit harder than other perishables.
The Western Growers Association
President David Moore said the fact that there has been a great deal of consolidation within the U.
While federal lawmakers listened to testimony from leaders of the produce and meat industry yesterday during the first in a series of hearings examining the allegedly flawed national food safety framework, Western Growers Association
(WGA) here was cheering the green light given this week by California officials for the farm industry's plan to establish voluntary safety standards for leafy vegetables.
I'm hearing that some wholesalers in Los Angeles are asking shippers to take their product back,'' said Tom Oliveri of the Western Growers Association