It’s Baseball Season, and YOU ARE AT BAT! 
Take a Big Swing ….. Please!

This issue begins with two vital topics of interest for the NWA and our members …. You!  We need to you to step up to the plate and hit it out of the park.  It’s your turn to load the bases.  Begin by logging on to the Federal Register and support the pending changes to the watermelon grade standards, which are being modernized to reflect today’s varieties – today’s watermelon crop – which will help growers and inspectors alike.  USDA needs to hear from everyone in support of these efforts.  It will only take a few minutes of your time.  

Then, look at the highlights of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the immigration reform bill that the Senate will take up very soon.  There are issues galore with the House version, and this may be our only chance to work with federal legislators to make some necessary changes to the bill.  

Please take a few minutes to submit your supporting comments for the changes to the grade standards, and send us your comments & ideas about the immigration bill - - good or bad - - what you would like to have changed - - and what to change it to.  This is vital input that we really need from each and every one of our members (You included). 

Thank you all very much, and enjoy this issue of The Weekly Rind. From our Families to yours, wishing you a very Happy Easter!