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12 Soulmates: Power Couples Running the Farm 16 Drought Triggers Cuts to Arizona Water Supply 17 ANNUAL MEETING AWARD OF HONOR: Carol Chandler’s Family Values Inspired Her to Become a Trailblazing Ag Advocate 20 WG Goes All in for Agtech Workforce Development 30 A Bit of Normalcy Returns to Ag Legal Battles 32 Western Growers Ag Legal Network Directory 40 2021 Annual Meeting Schedule 43 WGCIT SPONSOR: Duda Farm Fresh Foods: Collaboration Key to Technology Effort

DEPARTMENTS 4 President’s Notes 6 Director Profile 10 Federal Government Affairs 24 Legislator Profile 26 California Government Affairs 28 Member Welcome & Anniversaries 38 Western Growers Assurance Trust 42 Innovation 44 Update from the WGCIT 46 Western Growers Insurance Services 48 Science 49 Agriculture & the Law 52 Connections 53 Contact Us 54 Inside Western Growers

WESTERN GROWER & SHIPPER Published Since 1929 Volume XCII | Number 5

To enhance the competitiveness and profitability of Western Growers members

Dave Puglia President & CEO Western Growers davep@wga.com

Editor Tim Linden Champ Publishing 925.258.0892 | tlinden@wga.com Contributors Cory Lunde 949.885.2264 | clunde@wga.com Stephanie Metzinger 949.885.2256 | smetzinger@wga.com Ann Donahue 949.302.7600 | adonahue@wga.com Production Diane Mendez 949.885.2372 | dmendez@wga.com Circulation Marketing 949.885.2248 | marketing@wga.com Advertising Sales Dana Davis Tyger Marketing 302.750.4662 | danadavis@epix.net

45 BOOST BIOMES: Harnessing the Hidden Relationships of Microbiomes for Ag



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