An astute op-ed on the California water supply crisis authored by WG member Cannon Michael, president of Bowles Farming (Los Banos), was published today in the congressional newspaper, The Hill. Michael took the federal government to task for its inability to manage water resources in the state saying that despite visits by President Obama, several members of his administration, and congressional leaders, absolutely nothing has been done to address the needs of farmers and communities who work and live in the world’s most productive agriculture region.

Jeff Janas

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has extended the availability of its Best Management Practices (BMP) Survey until August 8, 2016. The BMPs are intended to provide clarification, guidance and examples to help GSAs develop the essential elements of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). If you are actively involved in putting together Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) and plans, you are encouraged to talk part in this survey.   

Jeff Janas


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Water supply is ranked by Western Growers' members as one of the most important sustainability priorities requiring the association's full attention and support.  It is something WG's staff focuses on every day.

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