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"Contract with AG," Our Promise To Members

2010 January 14.

Last year was a challenging and tumultuous time for businesses and individuals alike – more challenging than almost any other year in recent memory. The political and economic events of 2009 affected everyone, including Western Growers. We dug down deep, reviewed and analyzed many of the ways we were doing things and we learned. One of those lessons resulted in a customer satisfaction survey because we learned that we needed to listen to our members better.

Health Care Reform: Ping-Pong

2010 January 05.

Members from the Senate and House of Representatives resumed negotiations today to reconcile their respective health care bills. In a break from tradition, rather than using a formal conference committee, Democratic leaders are expected to bridge the differences between the two chambers’ bills through informal negotiations.

Association Sponsors Health Fair

2009 November 24.

Nine years ago, Western Growers joined the Campesinos Sin Fronteras in hosting the annual Día del Campesino health fair to provide access to health care and improve the overall health status of the region’s migrant and seasonal farm workers. Once again Western Growers is a major sponsor of the health fair, which is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 5 at Friendship Park in San Luis, Ariz. The fair will feature free cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure testing as well as free seasonal flu shots.

WG Opposes House Health Care Bill

2009 November 05.

Today, Western Growers’ President and CEO Tom Nassif sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) conveying the association’s opposition to the House health care bill, HR 3962, which is expected to be voted on and passed as early as Saturday. The letter outlines the adverse impacts of the bill to industry businesses, which disregards the seasonal nature of agriculture and treats farmers as though they were any other type of employer.