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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.