In California, legal and political conflict over water rights and allocations has erupted as the enduring drought tests the state’s complex system of laws and districts in unprecedented ways. In Arizona, water managers have started planning for historic reductions from the Colorado River even as the state’s political leaders must plan for the water demands of continued urban growth. 

Jeff Janas

The Arizona Agriculture Water Summit, an event that brought together over 60 representatives from the farming, ranching and agriculture industry, wrapped up today in Glendale, Arizona. Several staff members from Western Growers participated in the event, the purpose of which was threefold: 1) to provide a forum for conversation about agricultural water users in Arizona; 2) to present the outcome of research and polls conducted on attitudes of Arizona voters on water issues; and 3) to spark future dialogue and coalition building.

Jeff Janas

The following is an invitation issued by the California Water for Food and People Movement, My Job Depends on Ag, and Assemblyman Jim Patterson about a water rally occurring on October 2 in Mendota, California:

Please join The California Water for Food and People Movement, My Job Depends on Ag, and Assemblyman Jim Patterson, at a rally in support of farmers and families who want to send a message to Sacramento and Washington D.C. that our voices must be heard.

Jeff Janas

The 2015 California legislative year was completed early Saturday morning following final action on bills. The focus now shifts as the governor will decide the fate of the bills that were passed. Below is a brief snapshot of key bills of importance to WG.

Jeff Janas

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