Applications for the Agricultural Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Voucher Program are now open. The Ag UTV Voucher Program provides monetary incentives for the replacement of existing diesel or gasoline-powered UTVs with new, zero-emission UTVs. Qualified individuals, businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations involved in California agricultural operation, as defined by the California Air Resources Board, are eligible to apply.

There are two general types of vehicles eligible for grant funding under this program:

Matthew Allen

Family owned and operated, Franscioni & Griva Corporation is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Since 1868, Franscioni & Griva has been an agricultural staple in the Central Coast, growing from a dairy farm into a diversified produce operation.

The farm credits its dedication to diversification as a major reason for the company’s longevity and success, as it provided economic stability despite fluctuations in the farm market prices.

Stephanie Metzinger

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019-2020 Western Growers Board of Directors elections. The following members have been elected by the membership to serve a two-year term starting in November 2018:

D-1 All Arizona except Yuma County     

Steve Martori, Martori Farms


D-2  Yuma County (Arizona)

Robert Barkley, Barkley Ag Enterprises, LLC 

Alex Muller, Pasquinelli Produce Company


D-4  Imperial County and Blythe

Lawrence Cox, Coastline Family Farms

Kim Sherman



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