IRVINE, Calif. (June 12, 2015) -- Today, by a vote of 219 to 211, the House of Representatives passed the portion of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 that would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Administration. Unfortunately, it did not pass a provision renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) that was part of the Senate bill.  This failure keeps the entire package from being sent to the president for his signature. House passage of TPA follows the strong bi-partisan support it garnered in the Senate last month. It is an important tool that allows U.S. negotiators to conclude trade negotiations and further expand export opportunities for fruit, vegetable, and tree nut producers.

Excerpts from state water resources control board announcement: The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced today that there is insufficient water available for senior water right holders with a priority date of 1903 or later in the San Joaquin and Sacramento River watersheds and the Delta. The curtailment notices affect 276 pre-1914 appropriative water rights held by 114 right holders.

Plan now to attend Western Growers’ 90th Annual Meeting November 8 – 11, 2015, in San Diego, at The Grand Del Mar. Rooms are available at a special group rate – reserve your room today to guarantee your space.

The Grand Del Mar is a luxury golf and spa resort nestled in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. From stunning views to championship golf, flawless accommodations and one of the only five-star spas in the country, The Grand Del Mar is a wonderful venue for having fun in the sun.

Randy Hause

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