WG&S Magazine

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting several school gardens in Yuma sponsored by Western Growers Foundation.  I found Kindergartners at one school tending their strawberries; at another, third graders observed some new sprouts; elsewhere, special needs high school students were helping to install a watering system.

Saving Premium Dollars: High Deductible or Self-Insured Retention?

2014 April 1.

As premium rates continue rising most of us are trying to find ways to reduce our insurance costs.  Deciding to drop coverage on some items is one way of reducing your insurance expense.

Changes Coming to Groundwater Management

2014 April 1.

California carries the distinction of being the only western state without a system of state laws regulating groundwater use.

Representative Juan Carlos Escamilla,

2014 April 1.

Rep. Escamilla is a first term representative having been elected in 2012.  At 35, he is one of Arizona’s younger legislators.

Nuts are proving to be a very profitble crop.

California Nuts: Continued growth expected with drought offering a small bump in the road

2014 April 1.

There are few specialty crop success stories better than the ones being written about several California nut crops — most notably, almonds, pistachios and walnuts.

WG Foundation Update

The Living Classroom

2014 April 1.

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting several school gardens in Yuma sponsored by Western Growers Foundation.  I found Kindergartners at one school tending their strawberries; at another, third graders observed some new sprouts; elsewhere, special needs high school students were helping to install a watering system.

Agriculture And The Law

Tractor-Mounted Personnel Platforms Update

2014 April 1.

They have alternatively been referred to by various monikers, including but not limited to: “personnel transport platforms,” “personnel transportation units,” “tractor personnel carriers,” and “tractor baskets,” among other names.

Insurance Corner

Saving Premium Dollars: High Deductible or Self-Insured Retention?

2014 April 1.

As premium rates continue rising most of us are trying to find ways to reduce our insurance costs.  Deciding to drop coverage on some items is one way of reducing your insurance expense.

Director Profile

Steve Danna

Is Farming like Baseball? “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

2013 September 4.

Steve Danna is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up on a farm and farms today with his brother, Joseph, and his Aunt Dee.  He went to an agriculture school, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so it all makes sense.