In an effort to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to farmers and businesses, the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers have taken the first of a two-step process to redefine 'waters of the U.S.’ (WOTUS). President Trump issued an Executive Order this past February clearing the way for the initiative.

Jeff Janas

On Tuesday, following the official swearing-in of Sonny Perdue as the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, President Trump held a roundtable discussion with 15 farmers that included Western Growers’ Board Member A.G. Kawamura. The discussion focused on the issues of agricultural trade, regulatory reform, rural investment and infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and agricultural labor.

Jeff Janas

With the Holiday Season in full swing, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey was presented with a basket of fresh Arizona grown produce this morning at his capitol office from AnnaMarie Knorr, Western Growers’ Arizona government affairs manager.   

Last week, the governor took time from his busy schedule to join some Western Growers’ Arizona directors and staff, as well as legislative staff, on a tour of Yuma agriculture.   

Jeff Janas

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