The Western Growers July 2017 Board of Directors Meeting concluded today. From July 25 to 27, WG Board Members gathered in Orange County to guide WG’s actions on state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting Western Growers members, as well as provide feedback on important initiatives being undertaken by the association. Among the issues discussed:

Cory Lunde

In an effort to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to farmers and businesses, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers have taken the first of a two-step process to redefine 'waters of the U.S.’ (WOTUS). President Trump issued an Executive Order this past February clearing the way for the initiative.

Jeff Janas

In 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1 (Prop 1), a $7.545 billion statewide ballot initiative also known as the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. While many people may think of Prop 1 as solely a mechanism for funding water supply infrastructure projects such as surface and groundwater storage, the general obligation bonds can also be applied to fund ecosystems and watershed protection and restoration projects.

Jeff Janas

In an effort to develop technologies that meet growers’ exact needs, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) and its resident start-up companies invite you to participate in our AgTech Survey.

The agtech startups working out of the WGCIT are dedicated to creating technologies based on growers’ input. The results of this short survey will help the startups determine which tech platforms are most useful to our members.

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