Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA)

The need to keep social distances is not keeping state government auditors from the lettuce fields, according to the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).  It reports that the safety measures for leafy greens are fully in place during the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

“First and foremost, we want to

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The new auditable agriculture water standards adopted a week ago by California’s leafy greens industry were embraced Thursday by two powerful industry groups.

Testing water for pathogens has always been required by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). But in response to three consecutive E. coli outbreak associated with
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“Guarded optimism.” That’s the way Elston Grubaugh, general manager of the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District in the eastern Yuma, AZ, growing area describes his thoughts about the current romaine lettuce season.

In 2018, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma area
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