Save the date for the next CONTACT’S Produce Safety Webinar “The Future is Now: How Data Sharing Enhances Food Safety,” hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, which will feature Sonia Salas, Assistant Vice President of Science with Western Growers, Cronan McNamara, Founder and CEO of Crème Global, De Ann Davis, Sr. Vice President of Science with Western Growers and Tony Banegas, Vice President of Food Safety and Industry Relations of Bonduelle Fresh Americas.

Kara Timmins

Mark the calendar for June 20-21, 2023 for the Salinas Biological Summit.

Western Growers and Wharf42 have come together to organize the Salinas Biological Summit to showcase science-based biological applications with leading industry experts. The plans for the summit include keynote speakers, plenary sessions and targeted panel discussions, as well as an exhibition of biological solutions.

Growers, research institutions, agribusiness leaders, startup entrepreneurs, investors, and policy and environmental experts are all encouraged to attend.

Kara Timmins

In an effort to protect drinking water wells, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is incentivizing growers to limit groundwater pumping with the LandFlex Program.

Using a $25 million grant awarded by the State of California, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to distribute these funds to small- and mid-sized farms (farmers with a 3-year average Adjusted Gross Income of $2.5 million or less).

Kara Timmins


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