The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the initial water allocation available to water contractors for calendar year 2014 is 5%.  According to a DWR press release, “The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries.”

Dave Puglia

Last week, Western Growers submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  on two proposed rules related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA).  Western Growers provided comments on the “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” known as the “Produce Rule,” as well as the “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food” also known as “Preventive Controls Rule.” 

Hank Giclas

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