Western Growers proudly welcomes TerrAvion and Trace Genomics as the two newest startup companies in the Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif. The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) opened its doors in December 2015 with six start-up companies and now has 15 companies working toward developing innovative solutions to help solve agriculture’s biggest challenges.

Stephanie Thara

Today, two of Western Growers’ own shared the stage during a luncheon presentation at the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, Calif.

Hundreds of local water leaders were on hand to witness a joint-keynote address given by Hank Giclas, Western Growers Senior Vice President, and Bruce Taylor, Taylor Farms Chairman/CEO, titled, “Agriculture: Embracing Technology in a New Era.”

Cory Lunde

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that it will release draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) regulations this week as part of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

DWR is required to finalize GSP regulations by June 1, 2016. An overview of the draft regulations was presented to the California Water Commission yesterday and will be available for public review on DWR’s website.

Jeff Janas

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