Are you one of the many Western Growers members who took advantage last year of drought assistance funding through the State Water Efficiency Program (SWEEP)?  Maybe you meant to but never got around to it?  Either way, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has opened a new round of funding and is now accepting applications for competitive grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. 

Gail Delihant

On May 14, 2015, a California appellate court issued its decision in Gerawan Farming Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board (United Farm Workers), setting up a possible future showdown between the parties in the California Supreme Court. Western Growers -- and several other agricultural trade associations -- filed an amicus brief in April of 2014 emphasizing the statutory and constitutional issues that are implicated in the case.

Jason Resnick

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