Grower-Shipper Chief to Discuss Immigration Impacts

James W. Bogart will be our guest speaker for a discussion on how federal immigration policies affect central coast agriculture. This is an important topic for Monterey County and especially the Salinas Valley.

Mr. Bogart is the President and General Counsel of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, an agricultural trade association representing almost 400 growers, shippers, harvesters/packers, cold storage facilities and other businesses affiliated with the agricultural industry in the coastal counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara.

He is responsible for leading the Associations’ policy and issues management work in many diverse areas such as labor, water, food safety, crop protection, technology and innovation, nutrition and health, air quality, transportation and logistics, land use, and sustainability.

Mr. Bogart graduated from the University of Southern California in 1973, and earned his law degree in 1977 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  The events is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Monterey County.

When:   Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lunch: Noon ($17/person; provided by The Valley Grille)

Presentation: 12:30pm-1:30pm (free and open to the public)

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church
490 Aguajito Road,  Carmel, CA 93940

Please RSVP if you’re attending the luncheon portion by Sunday, February 11. RSVPs must be sent to Bev Kreps  at or phone 224-3192. Payment for lunch can be made in cash or check and is payable upon arrival.


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