Last week, Western Growers submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) criticizing their proposed regulations defining the waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies requested public comments on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that determine the range of waters that fall under the federal government’s jurisdiction.     

Dennis Nuxoll

Congestion at West Coast ports is having a negative impact on the ability to export fresh fruit, vegetables, and tree nuts all while the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) continue contract negotiations.  The two sides have been negotiating a new contract since May.  The previous contract expired July 1, 2014.

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