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Farm Hands West: Fraser to lead Pistachio Growers; Yanez joins Invariant

The American Pistachio Growers tapped Zachary Fraser as president and CEO. Before joining the associaiton, he led a career in sports media, most recently leading LEARFIELD's Fresno State athletics property. Invariant added Nathan Yanez to staff as a manager. Previously, he was a senior account executive at the California-based Lucas Public Affairs focused on biotechnology and the environment.Anna Claire Stietenroth joined the office of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., as a legislative assistant. She will work on the agriculture, food, animals, transportation and public works portfolio areas.
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Farm Hands on the Potomac: IDFA promotions; FRAC leadership changes; Luke joins Syngenta

The International Dairy Foods Association has announced three staff promotions Andrew Jerome to vice president of communications, Jessica Matsko to manager of executive office and special projects and Victoria Pender to manager of events and programs. The Food Research Action Center named Crystal FitzSimons as interim president, succeeding former interim president Kelly Horton who began that position in April. Syngenta hired Susan Luke former director of global issues and crisis communication for Bayer’s crop science division as a senior communications manager for Syngenta U.S. Crop Protection and corporate communications.
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2023 SNAP error rates increase slightly from previous year

Last year, SNAP recipients were overpaid at a national average rate of 10.03% and underpaid 1.64%, according to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. The payment errors are not synonymous with fraud and instead reflect how accurately states, which administer SNAP benefits, determine eligibility and payment amounts.  


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Farm Hands West: Fong sworn into U.S. House

Republican Rep. Vince Fong has taken the seat of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy after winning a special election in May, and Derek Neilson, head of the agriculture division at Case New Holland Industrial, has left the company to pursue entrepreneurial interests.
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