Arizona

New Comment Period Opens March 10, 2014

Mon, 03/10/2014 (All day) - Thu, 04/10/2014 (All day)

From March 10, 2014 to April 10, 2014, WG will be gathering proposed changes to 7 of the 15 issues included in the leafy green guidance document. Two word versions of these issues are attached for this purpose (the first one includes parts of the Arizona guidance document and the second one of the California one). Proposed changes may be tracked in these documents and submitted by email at ssalas@wga.com or by fax at 949-809-6251.

Upcoming Webinar on April 30, 2013

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Western Growers accepted comments and proposed revisions to the current LGMA leafy green guidance document from February 1st to March 1st. Input from three different parties was received. To learn about these proposed revisions, join our upcoming webinar (online discussion) on April 30, 2013 at 9:00 am PDT. Please register to confirm your participation.

Final decisions on changes to the metrics have been made by the LGMAs in Arizona and California

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12 proposed changes were recommended through WG’s amendment process. Of these, 7 were accepted by the Arizona LGMA Technical Subcommittee and 6 by the California LGMA Technical Committee Only these accepted changes were considered by the California LGMA Advisory Board and the Arizona LGMA Marketing Committee on July 22nd and July 26th respectively. As result of these meetings, final decision have been made and are included below each of the 7 proposed changes. Please see summary below for details.

LGMA technical groups in Arizona and California accepted changes to the metrics

Recommended changes to the metrics as a result of WG’s amendment process were discussed by LGMA technical groups on June 22nd and July 12th. Of the 12 recommended changes to the leafy green guidelines document, 6 were accepted in Arizona and 5 in California by the Arizona LGMA Technical Subcommittee and the California LGMA Technical Committee respectively. Accepted changes by these committees must go before the Arizona LGMA Marketing Committee and the California LGMA Advisory Board respectively for approval in their upcoming meetings.

April 19th Notes are now available

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We received 19 proposed changes and comments from February 14, 2011 to March 31, 2011. Although a summary of the discussion and all the proposed changes will be provided to the technical groups of the Arizona and California LGMA, only 12 would be recommended /presented by Western Growers. Proposed changes accepted by both groups will be presented to the LGMA Boards for consideration. If accepted, they may become official.

A draft summary of this webinar can be accessed below.

April 19th Webinar

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Tue, 04/19/2011 (All day)

This web discussion is aimed at presenting/explaining currently proposed amendments to the guidelines documents (leafy green metrics) utilzed by the Leafy Green Marketing Agreements (LGMA) in Arizona and California. This webinar is the last opportunity within the WG’s process to provide any comments or feedback about all the currently proposed amendments. After this webinar, a summary of the discussion along proposed amendments and comments will be sent to the technical groups of the LGMA in Arizona and California for consideration.

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Proposed Amendments & Comments - Upcoming Webinar

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Wed, 03/16/2011 (All day) - Thu, 03/31/2011 (All day)

Although our period for proposing amendments to the leafy green guidance documents (metrics) is currently closed, any comments you may have about these proposes changes will still be accepted through March 31, 2011. You can submit any comments through this website, by email at ssalas@wga.com or by fax at 949-809-6251.

Safety and Quality of Organic Leafy Greens

On November 9, 2010, the University of Arizona (UA) announced that it will be receiving funding from USDA to conduct a study aimed at increasing the safety and quality of organic leafy greens as well as profitability for farmers. This project also includes outreach and an education program.

Food safety training kit for leafy green field workers

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On November 2, 2010, the Arizona Leafy Greens consortium’s initiative to educate field workers in safe food handling practices was announced in the Western Farm Press. This initiative seeks to ensure the integrity of leafy greens grown and shipped from Arizona.

As a result of this initiative, a bilingual food safety training program has been developed. The program is administered by the Arizona Marketing Committee and closely monitored by USDA-licensed inspectors. For their press release visit: www.azlgma.gov

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