July 12, 2017

Western Growers’ Statement on Passage of Valadao Water Bill by the House

IRVINE, Calif., (July 12, 2017) — In response to the passage of H.R. 23, Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017, by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:

“We appreciate the efforts of the House to pass the Valadao water bill, which aims to restore reliable water deliveries for countless California homes and farms. We understand this bill faces opposition from California’s Senators and several state politicians. However, as was accomplished last year with passage of the WIIN Act, we hope the Valadao legislation will spur the continued search for constructive, bi-partisan solutions to the ongoing water challenges in California and throughout the Western United States.”

About Western Growers:
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California and Colorado. 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