September 23, 2021

Digital Edition of September/October 2021 WG&S Magazine is Now Available

The September/October issue of WG&S Magazine is a key part of the build-up to the Western Growers Annual Meeting on Nov. 7-10, 2021; it is now available for viewing and download here:

Chandler Farms’ Carol Chandler, the 2021 recipient of Western Growers’ highest honor, the Award of Honor, graces the cover. The agriculture advocate will receive the AOH at the Annual Meeting during a dinner the evening of Nov. 9. “Through the years, I’ve found that in Sacramento and Washington D.C., when women who are involved in agriculture speak up, they listen,” she said. “The women involved in our business, we’re moms and shoppers and food safety advocates and healthy eating advocates and advocates for our farm labor.”

Below is a preview of the stories, columns and profiles features in the September/October edition:

  • President’s Notes: Build it, Dam it!
    “Ironically, the embrace of ‘resiliency’ has so far served to rob our water infrastructure of the very capabilities needed to maximize flexibility, i.e. resiliency. In recasting water priorities, we now have a system that has been rendered incapable of serving the needs of cities, agriculture or rivers and habitat.”
  • Tech Corner:
    • WG Goes All in for Agtech Workforce Development
    • Duda Farm Fresh Foods: Collaboration Key to Technology Effort
    • Boost Biomes: Harnessing the Hidden Relationships of Microbiomes for Ag
    • Harvest Automation: In Search of New Capital
    • Data Corner: Capture Once, Use Multiple Times
  • Member Highlights:
    • Soulmates: Power Couples Running the Farm
    • Rod Braga: Organic Pioneer Has Deep Salinas Valley Roots
  • In-Depth Analysis:
    • Drought Triggers Cuts to Arizona Water Supply
    • A Bit of Normalcy Returns to Ag Legal Battles
    • Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Addresses Critical Western Needs
    • The Far-Reaching Consequences of Drought
    • Tackling the Cost of Chronic Disease in the Workforce
    • Keep Your Eye on the Ball Even as Workers’ Comp Rates Decline
  • Inside Western Growers:
    • Western Growers Ag Legal Network Directory
    • 2021 Annual Meeting Schedule

For questions about WG&S Magazine, contact Stephanie Metzinger at [email protected].