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Social Video From Both Sides of the Watermelon

Last week, BuzzFeed won the internet by creating a live video that featured two employees putting rubber bands around a watermelon. The victory was impressive, but the circumstances that led to it highlight some troubling trends for online content creation.

It didn’t take an exploding watermelon to see the changing trend, but it certainly helped.

Last week, two BuzzFeed employees decided to take a watermelon, put a bunch of rubber bands around it, and see what happened. The trick isn’t new, but the decision to put it on Facebook Live? That was an instant draw. Everyone who was watching knew that the watermelon would explode in a dramatic display, but …

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WGS July2016 President’s Notes

Labor – Labor – Labor. We need labor to do just about anything and everything in our world of farming, packing and shipping. Where we get it, and how, are seemingly daily challenges and an ever-common occurrence. Government regulations and audits add to the mix, and are designed to assure that employers are doing the right things for the workers. None of this is new to us, but it is a growing proposition nonetheless.

The editorial column attached is written by a friend, peer an colleague – Tom assif, president & CEO of Western Growers. Tom has been at the forefront of the labor debate both in Washington and California for many years, and he is (in my opinion) a voice of sensibility and sound advice. His sentiments are spot-on with what is happening today.

We will continue to monitor any new developments, and address them accordingly. Stay posted, and enjoy the reading.

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Seeds for ThoughtNational Watermelon Association Blog

Why Should You Eat Watermelon Everyday?

This weeks Futuristic Friday post we are looking at one of the most important things in the future. Your health! This article is packed full of interesting tidbits that explain how eating watermelon everyday can have a positive impact on your future self. Enjoy! - National Watermelon Association Experts recommend that increasing consumption of watermelons can decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease! One cup of diced watermelon (152 grams) contains 43 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrate (including 9 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fiber) and 1 gram of fiber....

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Member Monday: Nunhems USA Helps Growers Become Members

Watermelon farmers are the lifeblood of the National Watermelon Association.  Without their dedication to the soil there would not be a need for the Association.  Thankfully though, there are those that have the diligence and the fortitude to urge little sprouts to grow into the developed vines that bear us so much fruit. That being said, it is imperative that we draw more growers into our Association so that we can share with them all the tools that we have to offer.  With new laws, disease pressures and other adversities, the National Watermelon Association can and does help growers face them with...

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