An op-ed last week in the LA Times from Dr. Jay Famiglietti of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena stated that California’s drought is so severe that the state’s reservoirs will run out of water in one year. Enhancing water efficiency is more critical than ever.
It is the era of “Big Data” and everyone is trying to harness available information to make better decisions in all facets of business. Possibly nowhere does that make more sense than when dealing with the weather and agriculture.
The most recent Farm Bill links conservation compliance to crop insurance. If you currently utilize or market crop insurance, it is critical to understand the new requirements. To help you do this, Western Growers will host a 90-minute webinar with USDA expert.
The most recent Farm Bill links conservation compliance to crop insurance. If you currently utilize or market crop insurance, it is critical to understand the new requirements. To help you do this, Western Growers will host a 90-minute webinar with experts from USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), Farm Services Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) who will explain the new requirements.
In his January column in this magazine, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif told readers it is the association’s goal “to advance technology innovation in the fresh produce industry thereby improving our ability to produce more food in more efficient ways.”
Have you ever wondered how different parties in the fresh produce supply chain are implementing sustainability practices? Are they doing more than your business? Less? Are there new and innovative ways to approach sustainability? If these are questions you have asked yourself, consider joining Western Growers for an informational webinar related to three current sustainability efforts and perspectives.
The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has declined to consider appeals that challenge water export restrictions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The restrictions, implemented in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, were set forth in 2008 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
On Friday, U.S. Supreme Court justices will meet to consider several pending appeals, including two that focus on the California water dispute; one from a coalition of water agencies and the second from Central Valley growers.