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Upcoming webinar on August 20, 2014

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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

On August 20, 2014, Western Growers hosted a webinar to get feedback on 20 proposed revisions to the leafy green guidelines submitted through this process. This webinar was originally scheduled on June 30, 2014 but postponed for logistical issues.

Four different parties submitted proposed revisions that will be reviewed/discussed by the Arizona Leafy Greens Technical Subcommittee & California LGMA Technical Committee by the end of September and early in October 2014.

Upcoming webinar on June 30, 2014

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Western Growers has received comments and proposed revisions to the leafy green guidance documents utilized by the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements (LGMA) in Arizona and California. These proposed changes were received from March10 to April 10, 2014. WG is hosting a webinar on June 30, 2014 to discuss these proposed changes with all the interested parties. if you would like to join this discussion, here is the registration link:

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 or by fax at 949-809-6251.

Revisions to be considered by the Arizona and California LGMAs

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On April 30, 2013 Western Growers hosted a webinar/web discussion to share and get feedback on potential revisions to the current leafy green guidance documents utilized by the Arizona and California LGMAs. The proposed revisions were supported by the majority of the participants. A summary of this discussion and the proposed revisions are attached below.

Comments received during and after the webinar have been addressed. Proposed revisions are attached for your convenience and review. Any final comments on the attached documents will be accepted by June 14, 2013.

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.

New Comment Period Opens February 1, 2013

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Fri, 02/01/2013 (All day) - Fri, 03/01/2013 (All day)

WG is asking for proposed changes to Issues 13 & 14 of the document ( Production Locations) from February 1, 2013 to March 1, 2013. Attached is a word version of these sections. Proposed changes may be tracked in this document and submitted by email at or by fax at 949-809-6251.

Feedback on proposed changes due May 18, 2012

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From March 06, 2012 to April 6, 2012 Western Growers was asking for proposed changes to Issues 13 & 14 of the document ( Production Locations). This period closed without proposed changes related to these sections. However, a previous idea in a different section was resubmitted for consideration. This proposed change was accepted by the Arizona LGMA in a previous period, but was not accepted by the California LGMA.

March 2012 UPDATE

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Tue, 03/06/2012 (All day) - Fri, 04/06/2012 (All day)

• A webinar on March 22nd will address an Expert Panel’s proposed language

January 2012 Update on the LGMA guidelines

• Six amendments to the LGMA leafy green guidelines were accepted
The Arizona LGMA Technical Subcommittee and the California LGMA Technical Committee reviewed the 17 proposals presented as a result of this vetting process during their meetings on January 10th and January 18th, respectively. Of these proposals, six were recommended for consideration as official amendments (please see attached document). Western Growers should be announcing a new comment period sometime in February.

• California LGMA guidelines have been updated

Summary of proposed changes is now available

The summary below contains all the proposals discussed last year, they are listed by proponent as “Recommended” or “Rejected” based on the discussions hosted November 21 and December 15, 2011. Of the 29 proposals received by Western Growers, 17 are being recommended through this process. This summary will be presented to the Arizona and California LGMA Technical Committees for consideration early this year. Only the proposals accepted by these committees will be reviewed by the California LGMA Advisory Board and the Arizona LGMA Marketing Committee respectively for final approval.

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