On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown issued a drought declaration for the state of California which was received favorably by the agriculture community. Upon the Governor’s announcement, Western Grower’s president and CEO, Tom Nassif, issued the following statement to the media:
“We appreciate the action taken by Governor Brown today. Drought conditions are wreaking havoc on farmers in California, especially in the San Joaquin Valley. The situation is dire and requires the full attention of state and federal leaders which is why the declaration is so important.