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

In response to an increasing interest in solar energy systems from our members, Western Growers Science and Technology staff have assembled a list of subject matter experts who understand the marketplace and work directly with solar vendors that have been independently vetted for projects in the agricultural sector.  These experts work with credible solar vendors and can provide reliable information on financing and leasing arrangements.

Sonia Salas

Join us for a webinar on April 30 to learn how to obtain approval to use the Tractor-Mounted Personnel Platforms (TPPs).

The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board recently granted Grimmway Farms a permanent variance for use of its tractor-mounted personnel platforms to transport irrigation workers in the fields. This webinar, conducted by Joel H. Sherman, Grimmway’s Director, Safety & Workers' Compensation and Jason Resnick, Western Growers' Vice President and General Counsel, will discuss Grimmway’s experience in seeking and obtaining approval to use the TPPs and explain the process for obtaining approval.

Jason Resnick

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