WG&S Magazine

WG Board met in Sacramento in March.

In late March, members of the Western Growers’ Board of Directors engaged over several days in a series of Sacramento meetings and discussions with administration officials and state legislators on key issues affecting the specialty crop industry.

WG Board met in Sacramento in March.

WG Board Convenes in Sacramento

2015 May 1.

In late March, members of the Western Growers’ Board of Directors engaged over several days in a series of Sacramento meetings and discussions with administration officials and state legislators on key issues affecting the specialty crop industry.

AG TECHNOLOGY: WG Announces Major Investment in Future

2015 May 1.

Western Growers and Silicon Valley Global Partners (SVG Partners) have entered 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.

Lake Shasta is at a very low level after 4 years of drought.

DIRE STRAITS: Persistent Drought Reaches Epic Proportions

2015 May 1.

On Wednesday, April 1, Jerry Brown stood on a bare patch of ground in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and announced mandatory statewide cutbacks in water use to deal with the California drought.  It is now in its fourth year and, by some measurements, is the worst drought on record.

Water efficiency is extremely important in these days of drought.

WATER EFFICIENCY EQUATION: Reducing Use Per Unit Gaining Traction

2015 May 1.

With California now firmly entrenched in its fourth drought year in a row, the irrigation industry is rightly focused on water efficiency.

President's Notes

Using the Monthly Measurement Method to Track Eligibility

2015 May 1.

When using the Monthly Measurement Method to track eligibility, may we offer coverage after the month has been processed?

Agriculture And The Law

Nitrate Related Water Quality Regulations Continue to Be in Limbo

2015 May 1.

Over the last dozen years or so, the state’s regional water quality control boards have ramped up regulations on irrigated agriculture and their discharges to surface and ground waters.

Insurance Corner

The Drought, Weather and Crop Insurance

2015 May 1.

As California stretches through its fourth year of a shortage of significant rainfall, farms are struggling to find solutions for their water needs.

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.