The National Onion Association (NOA) Summer Convention will be held this year in Ventura, California from July 16-19th.  This three-day event will feature experts who will discuss a wide variety of issues designed to help participants understand and cope with emerging policies and persistent crop threats. Attendees will also be brought up to speed on NOA’s legislative efforts and public relations activities. 

On July 17, WG'S Vice President and General Counsel, Jason Resnick, will provide the latest update on immigration reform and other important issues.

Western Growers

Western Growers 2013 Award of Honor winner, Jon Vessey, will be remembered at a tribute ceremony this Saturday in his hometown of Holtville, California.  Jon, a former member of the WG Board of Directors and decades-long member of the association, passed away last weekend after a long, but courageous battle with leukemia. 

Wendy Fink-Weber

As a result of California SB 103, an emergency drought relief measure, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).  Applicants may apply for an estimated $10 million in competitive grants that can be used to for the implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

Gail Delihant


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