June 21, 2019

Western Growers Statement on the Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act

IRVINE, Calif., (June 21, 2019) — In response to the introduction of the Drought Resiliency and Water Supply Infrastructure Act, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:

“We thank Senators Dianne Feinstein, Cory Gardner, Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema for their bipartisan leadership in addressing water supply and drought resiliency needs throughout the country, in particular in the West.

“There is little argument that our existing water infrastructure in the West is aging and in need of rehabilitation and improvement. In order to meet the current and future demands on our water resources, we must continue to invest a diverse portfolio of water management tools, including conservation, recycling, desalination, conveyance, and surface and groundwater storage. This bill tackles these issues in a manner that is both environmentally sensitive and fiscally responsible, and will provide substantial benefits for all of the Western states.

“We encourage the Senate to move quickly on this commonsense and proactive piece of legislation.” 

About Western Growers:
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including half of America’s fresh organic produce. For generations we have provided variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn more about Western Growers on our Twitter and Facebook