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.
In 2007, Scientific Certification Systems sponsored a Draft Trial Standard for Agricultural Sustainability through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This Draft Trial Standard was hotly debated and viewed by many as unworkable. In fairly short order, the Leonardo Group (a charitable organization that facilitates the development of national voluntary standards) announced the development of a multi-stakeholder process to develop a proposed National Standard for Agricultural Sustainability