Members of the Western Growers Board of Directors convened this week in Orange County under the leadership of Chairman Bruce Taylor to deliberate the top issues affecting the industry. High on the list of issues discussed were the drought and regulatory restrictions on water supply, food safety, labor union activities and immigration reform.  Several standing committees featured guest speakers.  Dr. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water cycle scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and David Orth, general manager of the Kings River Conservation District, presented to the Water Committee; Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, presented to the Labor Committee; and Dr. Jerry Baron, executive director of IR-4 presented to the Food Safety, Science & Technology Committee. 

Dave Puglia

What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture industry? Register for our April 29th webinar to hear a presentation from a leading researcher in the field, followed by a question and answer session.

The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades.

 

Sonia Salas

What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture? Share your thoughts and concerns on April 29. The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades.

Sonia Salas

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We know our members care for their land and natural resources; after all, it is their livelihood. Our Government Affairs team works with policy makers to ensure, if legislation is required, it is developed using sound science and proven data.

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