Join us for our February Tech Talk where Tailwater Systems will discuss how their high-performance bioreactors can help remove nitrates and other contaminants from field drainage and drinking water wells. Tailwater Systems, one of 53 startups working out of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, designs, builds and operates these compact systems that can be placed anywhere—in a field, next to a greenhouse or near a lift station.

Hank Giclas

Western Growers’ Executive Vice President Dave Puglia was recently among a panel of water and government experts who discussed the types of legislative approaches that could help resolve California’s water woes. The discussion took place during the Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center’s “Priorities for California’s Water” program on October 26.

Dave Puglia

The final days of California’s legislative session ended last week with a flurry of activity. High on the list of priorities for leadership included housing, the gas tax, cap-and-trade and a park bond, all of which required a 2/3rds vote for passage. These bills left little room to move other legislation, including SB 623, a Western Growers-supported bill that would create the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to secure access to safe drinking water for all Californians.      

Jeff Janas


Water Quality

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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