Western Growers Form Partnership with Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Western Growers Form Partnership with Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

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IRVINE, CA and DENVER, CO - The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) and Western Growers (WG) are joining forces. The two companies have announced a strategic collaboration between their trade associations. 

The groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows them to work together on federal policy issues, food safety, and other issues of mutual interest. In addition, the two associations will seek to work together on other mutually beneficial programs and activities, including opportunities for online informational and learning webinars. The memorandum gives CFVGA access to WG association services, as well as expertise in trade and commodity services.

Tom Nissaf, President and CEO, Western Growers“For almost 90 years, Western Growers has represented members from California and Arizona in Washington, D.C. when advocating the needs and concerns of fresh produce growers, handlers and shippers to federal government agencies and to members of Congress,” said Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif. “Today, we can proudly say that the voices of growers in Colorado will join ours when we go before federal leaders to discuss our concerns and advocate for solutions to our problems.”

WG will provide membership to growers and allied members of the CFVGA throughout 2015 and 2016 years, as outlined in the agreement approved. WG will also provide access to its federal government affairs staff, resources, and Science and Technology staff.

Robert Sakata, President, Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association“I have had the pleasure of getting to know Western Growers over the last few years having participated in fly-in visits to Washington D.C. and other meetings,” said Robert Sakata, President of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. “I think the knowledge and expertise of the Western Growers Science and Technology staff, especially regarding food safety issues and regulations as well as from other staff on immigration reform and farm labor issues will be of great benefit to CFVGA members. Western Growers has been a great force on the national stage and we hope to add to their strength with our activities from Colorado as we share many of the same concerns. My hope is that this will be the first step in building many long lasting friendships to help our growers.”

The two associations have plans to promote and collaborate with one another through several marketing and communication tools and services.

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