The February 2014 edition of the WG&S Magazine is in the mail.  Here’s a preview of some of the stories you will see:  

 

Cover Story

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: The PACA is here to help!

 

President’s Notes

Why I Think 2014 is the Year We Get Immigration Reform

 

Member Profile

Commodity Focus Drives Beachside Produce

Jeff Janas

On January 31, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced a zero percent water allocation for State Water Project (SWP) customers if current conditions persist.  According to a DWR press release, the new allocation estimate is a direct consequence of Governor Jerry Brown’s state water emergency declaration which was made on January 17.  DWR also indicated the zero percent water allocation was made to protect the health and safety of Californians from more severe water shortages in the months ahead.

Dave Puglia

House and Senate conferees concluded negotiations yesterday on the long overdue and much anticipated Farm Bill (The Agricultural Act of 2014).  The legislation includes several important measures and spending increases for the specialty crop industry including:  research, pest and disease prevention, state block grants, and child nutrition.  The conference report is expected to be voted on in the House tomorrow and in the Senate on Friday. ACTION IS NEEDED BY YOU to ensure its passage in both chambers.

Dennis Nuxoll

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