Is there a school garden in your community? There could be. With grants from the Western Growers Foundation (WGF) and your personal involvement, a lot of kids will be introduced to good nutrition and the joy of seeing something grow.
Members of the Western Growers Board of Directors convened this week in Orange County under the leadership of Chairman Bruce Taylor to deliberate the top issues affecting the industry. High on the list of issues discussed were the drought and regulatory restrictions on water supply, food safety, labor union activities and immigration reform. Several standing committees featured guest speakers. Dr. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water cycle scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and David Orth, general manager of the Kings River Conservation District, presented to the Water Committee; Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, presented to the Labor Committee; and Dr. Jerry Baron, executive director of IR-4 presented to the Food Safety, Science & Technology Committee.
The final snow survey of the year by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on May 1, 2014 found more bare ground than snow as California faces another long, hot summer after a near-record dry winter.
What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture industry? Register for our April 29th webinar to hear a presentation from a leading researcher in the field, followed by a question and answer session.
The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades.
If you are interested in learning more about solar energy or wish to explore the feasibility of leasing or purchasing a solar energy system for your operation, Western Growers’ Solar Vendor Program can facilitate connecting you with knowledgeable experts in the field.
What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture? Share your thoughts and concerns on April 29. The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades.
The California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is holding two meetings to introduce its new program for on-farm water conservation practices and to hear comments and suggestions from growers. The first meeting will be held in Sacramento on April 11; the second in Modesto on April 18:
The Western Growers Board of Directors, led by Chairman Bruce Taylor, concluded three-successful days of meetings and activities in Sacramento today highlighted by high level dialogues with state officials and regulators.