A Drought Operations Plan for California was released this week providing a two-scenario approach for how the state’s two water systems will operate through the drought, according to the Central Valley Business Times.  The plan was based on data and water conditions as of March 1; however, because the state experienced a wetter than expected March, it is possible that the plan may be revised to reflect increased water storage amounts which accumulated due to the storms. 

Western Growers

The April 2014 edition of the WG&S Magazine is in the mail.  Here’s a preview of some of the stories you will see:  


Cover Story

FIGHTING CANCER:  WG & Cancer Society Join Forces to Promote Healthy Eating


President’s Notes

Fighting Cancer with Good Partners and Good Produce


Member Profile

East Coast Juice Grape King Comes West


Feature Story

California Nuts: Continued growth expected with drought offering a small bump in the road

Jeff Janas

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued a Notice of Modifications to the Text of Proposed Regulations and addition of an Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons to the regulatory action affecting Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) licensing requirements. The DLSE also added additional documents the agency has relied upon in drafting the proposed regulations. These regulations were initially issued in the fall of 2013. Since that time one public hearing has been conducted and comments were received by industry and other stakeholders.

Jason Resnick


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