The push for climate-minded policies at the state and federal level is getting stronger than ever. Countless proposals are being floated – from carbon emission reduction and renewable energy technologies to farm conservation programs and water quality. However, all these efforts currently overlook or miss a key point: their impact on – or usefulness to – specialty crops like fruits, vegetables and tree nuts.
In response, Western Growers is forming a new Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group. Members of this committee will be involved in WG’s key efforts and projects in this area and will have the opportunity to provide the Science and Advocacy staff with feedback.
If you are interested in joining WG’s Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group or would like more information please contact Science Programs Director Afreen Malik at [email protected] or Federal Government Affairs Specialist Tracey Chow at [email protected]