Groups Mixed on Leafy Greens Accord

IRVINE, Calif. Industry groups had mixed reactions to the newly adopted California State Marketing Agreement, which creates mandatory handling procedures for fresh spinach and other leafy greens. We expect a large majority of the approximate 130 handlers out there will voluntarily sign up, said Tim Chelling, spokesman for the Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers Association, which drafted the guidelines.

IRVINE, Calif. — Industry groups had mixed reactions to the newly adopted California State Marketing Agreement, which creates mandatory handling procedures for fresh spinach and other leafy greens.

“We expect a large majority of the approximate 130 handlers out there will voluntarily sign up,” said Tim Chelling, spokesman for the Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers Association, which drafted the guidelines.

The agreement, which states that California handlers agree to

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