Western Pulse Growers Association will host its 53rd annual growers' meeting 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road.

Paul Shapiro of The Better Meat Co. will be the featured guest speaker of the Lentil Family of the Year Lunch, discussing his company's efforts in creating and marketing plant-meat blends.

The meeting will discuss the trade war and its effect on the pulse industry. Mark Freeman of Freeman Global will speak as an expert in international trade.

Pulse producers will have the opportunity to earn pesticide credits while learning more about insects, pests, IPM and weed management.

To view the agenda and register online, visit www.usapulses.org. Cost is $45.

For information or to register over the phone, contact Kim Monk at (208) 882-3023.

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