Water and water management is one of the most critical issues farmers face these days.  Enhancing irrigation efficiency goes beyond addressing challenges related to water supply, it also impacts nutrient and water quality management and it is critical for business operations.  Western Growers understands the issues farmers face and is sponsoring a webinar to provide an overview of the benefits of good irrigation management and techniques to improve irrigation efficiency and nutrient management through irrigation systems.

Sonia Salas

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday an initial allocation of 10% for state water project customers in 2015.  The initial allocation amount is slightly larger than last year’s final allocation of 5%, and according to the Department’s press release, may be adjusted up or down depending on the volume of rain and snowfall that reaches California this winter.  

Dave Puglia

Last week, Western Growers submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) criticizing their proposed regulations defining the waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies requested public comments on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that determine the range of waters that fall under the federal government’s jurisdiction.     

Dennis Nuxoll

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