Western produce growers, industry leaders, and others are invited to attend workshops in Salinas, Calif. (Jan. 20), and Visalia, Calif. (Jan. 22), on marketing produce in Canada plus efforts on behalf of the industry to facilitate business opportunities in Canada.

Workshop topics will include new Canadian organic regulations, labeling, food safety, plant health, pesticides, licensing and dispute resolution, and more.

The workshop is coordinated by Western Growers, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League, California Citrus Mutual, and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

California and Arizona are leading foreign suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada.

Each workshop begins with lunch. The Salinas workshop will be held at the Agricultural Conference Room Center, 1432 Abbott Street, Salinas. The Visalia workshop location is the Vintage Press Restaurant, 216 North Willis Street, Visalia.