The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) has launched several workforce development programs in an effort to encourage youth to pursue careers in agriculture. Join WGCIT on December 23, 2019, as they host the third annual “Home for the Holidays” networking mixer for all college students returning home to the Salinas Valley for the holiday break. Come learn about the latest career opportunities in AgTech!


Third Annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ Networking Mixer

Chardae Heim

With the Newsom Administration pledging to sue the U.S. Department of Interior over the latter’s proposed revisions to rules governing water operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Senator Dianne Feinstein today urged the Governor and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to “make every effort” to find agreement and avoid legal conflict.

In a letter to Newsom and Bernhardt, Feinstein points out the harm that “protracted disagreement and lengthy litigation” would have, including:

Dave Puglia

On Friday, December 13, the White House announced that it reached a phase one deal with China—the most notable step, thus far, toward resolving the nearly two-year trade conflict that has significantly harmed the agriculture industry. While full details and numbers are expected to be released soon, the general overview is that the deal addresses agriculture, intellectual property, technology, financial services and enforcement measures. 

Tracey Chow


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