For several years now, Hank Giclas, Western Growers senior vice president of science, technology and strategic planning, has had a vision for a web-based platform that could help growers accumulate, store and regurgitate the data they need to provide to both government officials and the buyer community about the products they grow and ship.
Last year’s methodologically-challenged UC Davis study of nitrate contamination of groundwater in the Salinas Valley and Tulare Lake Basin has prompted a predictable wave of interest by state legislators. Several bills on the subject have been introduced in the new legislative session and hearings are beginning to ramp up.
You are invited to a meeting in Fresno to discuss two fumigants important to growers in the San Joaquin Valley. The primary focus of this meeting will be on Chloropicrin and Telone. Plan to attend on November 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Western Ag Processors, lunch will be provided.
One bipartisan group of Senators cosponsored a bill to help reduce regulations on farmers. U.S. Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation Sept. 20 that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides.
This week Western Growers concluded its summer district meetings, held up and down the California Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley. WG Chairman Mike Jarrard and CEO and President Tom Nassif, along with senior staff, led the discussions that were open to all current members.
Will Romney Beat Obama? Gov. Brown Veto Heat Illness Bills? Please join WG Chairman Mike Jarrard and President and CEO Tom Nassif and other WG leaders for a 90-minute discussion about politics and produce in Oxnard, Santa Maria or Salinas Thursday, Sept. 13. They’ll be in Bakersfield, Visalia and Coalinga Monday, Sept. 17.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will conduct a series of regional public workshops during August and September 2012
Last week, Western Growers sent an eblast to our members in the Central Coast region encouraging them to consider opting-in to a cooperative groundwater monitoring program even if these programs have yet to be finalized and/or approved by the CCRWQCB. Today is the last day to take that action.