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.

The FDA’s Produce Safety Rule has raised some questions regarding the current requirements for water testings, particularly using EPA method 1603. While FDA’s guidance on these requirements is forthcoming, some efforts have been taken to determine if this method can be practically implemented. This webinar will share the findings of recent bench studies conducted in Arizona comparing the EPA 1603 and the SM 9223B methods. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the findings!

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Water Testing Methods: Laboratory Bench Findings

Stephanie Metzinger

Yesterday, the California Water Commission announced that the application period for water storage projects will be open from March 14, 2017, to August 14, 2017. Proponents of new water storage projects in California are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Through this program, the Commission will fund the public benefits of water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide a net improvement in ecosystem and water quality conditions.

Stephanie Metzinger

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Western Growers represents our members to mitigate unbalanced legislative and regulatory proposals that would place undue burden and restrictions on the fresh produce farmers who grow our food.

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