The importance of the family business cannot be overstated. Meet California and Arizona family farmers, who have the desire and passion to sustain their land and continue the legacy through generations. Meet employees of family farmers, who have become family. California and Arizona farmers grow more than 50% of the produce found in grocery stores in America. From our family to yours
Western Growers and Silicon Valley Global Partners (SVG Partners) are entering into an exclusive strategic alliance agreement to find, accelerate, advance and invest in innovative solutions intended to solve critical challenges to production agriculture through technology, and produce more with less water, labor and inputs.
In an era when water is in such scarce supply, agriculture must examine methods to reuse or repurpose this resource. The re-use of tail water from irrigation systems has been discouraged in some areas despite the fact that it could be reclaimed and used as irrigation water.
In an era where water is in such scarce supply, agriculture must examine methods to reuse or repurpose this resource. The re-use of tail water from irrigation systems has been discouraged in some areas despite the fact that it could be reclaimed and used as irrigation water.
Recently we had the opportunity to visit three of our school garden grant recipients and discovered they all had one thing in common: they sell the produce they grow to the community as a means of economic sustainability.
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.
Today, the California Natural Resources Agency released a draft spending schedule and grant guidelines for future water bond projects. The schedule and guidelines were created as a result of Proposition 1, a ten-year water bond that was overwhelmingly passed by voters in November of 2014.
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.