The State Water Resources Control Board (the “Board”) issued a Draft Order revising the Eastern San Joaquin Agricultural Coalition’s General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR). The WDR is part of the Boards’ Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program to address discharges of waste from irrigated agriculture. These revisions are in response to three petitions the State Water Board received challenging the coalition’s WDR.
Ralph Bodine, former Chairman of Western Growers and an Award of Honor Recipient, passed away on March 7, 2016, at age 73. Bodine was born on October 1, 1942, and was married to his wife Linda for 35 years. Together they had six children.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled scoping meetings to discuss proposals for changes to the Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing regulations. The meetings will cover changes regarding citrus commodities and nursery stock.