California state law mandates that employees who perform supervisory functions at a company with 50 or more employees take sexual harassment training.  The mandate first became effective August 17, 2007, resulting from the passage of AB 1825 and is part of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Employees are required to take the training every two years.

Adriana Robles

This webinar will describe the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resources, including conservation planning and programs that may be of help to Western Growers’ members during this drought.  An overview of the process by which NRCS works with farmers will be explained, including more specific details about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), eligibility requirements and special assistance recently made available.

Sonia Salas

According to a press release issued today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appointed Michael J. Lacey to serve as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).

Lacey has served as the Deputy Director of the Department since 2011 where he was responsible for overseeing the protection and administration of water rights and water supplies.  Lacey brings three decades of water experience to the position. 

AnnaMarie Knorr


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