The State Water Resources Control Board is hosting a workshop on May 17 in Fresno to give growers and others the opportunity to testify on the proposed changes to the existing Irrigated Lands Program for growers in the Central Valley region. This Draft Order, if adopted, would become a statewide agricultural order.

The proposed order requires farm evaluation and nitrogen fertilizer information be posted on a public website so the public has more “transparency and accountability” with regard to growing practices.

Today, two of Western Growers’ own shared the stage during a luncheon presentation at the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, Calif.

Hundreds of local water leaders were on hand to witness a joint-keynote address given by Hank Giclas, Western Growers Senior Vice President, and Bruce Taylor, Taylor Farms Chairman/CEO, titled, “Agriculture: Embracing Technology in a New Era.”

Cory Lunde

The State Water Resources Control Board (the “Board”) issued a Draft Order revising the Eastern San Joaquin Agricultural Coalition’s General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR). The WDR is part of the Boards’ Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program to address discharges of waste from irrigated agriculture. These revisions are in response to three petitions the State Water Board received challenging the coalition’s WDR.

Jeff Janas

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