The upcoming October issue of the WG&S magazine includes an article on sustainable agriculture that features two WG members -- The Nunes Company and Church Brothers -- and what each is doing to sell edible fresh produce items that were previously discarded or not harvested. Their innovative approaches to reducing food waste are stories worth telling, especially since they have the added benefit of being eco-friendly. 

Cory Lunde

The 2015 California legislative year was completed early Saturday morning following final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a brief snapshot of key bills of importance to WG.

Jeff Janas

Yesterday, the United States Eastern District Court of California ruled against two water districts that requested a temporary restraining order to prevent 88,000 acre-feet of water from being flushed into the Pacific Ocean. The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) and Westlands Water District (WWD) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) following an announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation to release water from Trinity Reservoir to protect Klamath River salmon.

Jeff Janas

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