Western Growers (WG) is committed to supporting the ongoing improvement and maintenance of leafy green guidance documents utilized by the Marketing Agreements in California and Arizona. As result, WG has established this “community” site
WG has established this “community” site to facilitate online discussions and enable a routine schedule and method for continued input from broad interests committed to improving and enhancing the preventive measures in the leafy greens guidance documents.
Any proposed language changes, suggestions and comments will be accepted by email or fax. A word version of the sections under discussion will be sent to members of our distribution list. Anybody can be added or removed from our distribution list by contacting Sonia Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Growers hosted a webinar early in January 2016 and also presented proposed changes to the leafy green metrics to the California LGMA Technical Committee on January 12th and the Arizona LGMA Technical Subcommittee on January 25th. During the Arizona and California LGMA leadership meeting hosted on January 29, these proposed changes were considered/approved in California only. Arizona will consider/discuss them later this year. Best practices related to the management of cadmium in spinach fields are effective now in California, audits to verify them will start on April 1st.
On January 8, 2016, Western Growers hosted a webinar to share proposed changes to the LGMA Accepted metrics to address heavy metals in soils. This webinar was meant to encourage an online discussion about potential changes to the LGMA-accepted metrics related to cadmium. Below are the documents that were discussed during this webinar.
Please contact Hank Giclas at email@example.com or Sonia Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments related to this webinar and documents.