Western Growers will award Patricio the prestigious 2018 Award of Honor on October 30 IRVINE, Calif. (July 12, 2018) – Western Growers will honor Stephen (Steve) Patricio, who’s visionary leadership has advanced the agricultural industry by leaps and bounds, with the 2018 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of [...]
Last week a diverse group of stakeholders celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Lower Yuba River Accord—a historic agreement to improve conditions for the river’s endangered fishes, maintain water supplies for cities and farms, and reduce conflict over competing uses for water. Here at the PPIC Water Policy Center we frequently refer to the Yuba [...]
We had several guests swing by our booth at Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology AgTechX, going on today at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, CA. SWIIM client Don Cameron picture here, visiting our booth.
Four groundwater basins in Napa and Sonoma counties may be in worse shape than previously thought. The state of California recently signaled they should be subject to new groundwater sustainability rules. Vineyards likes this one near Healdsburg, California, rely heavily on groundwater to irrigate grapevines.George Rose/Getty Images CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER WINE-GROWING region has been targeted for [...]
The pilot program is kicking off in Ventura County, but experts say that it may be replicated in other parts of the state as California works to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and curb overpumping of aquifers. Farmers work in a strawberry field in Ventura County, California, where a new groundwater market could [...]
Congratulations to Edwin Camp of DM Camp & Sons on receiving the Western Growers 2018 Champion of Innovation Award at Forbes AgTech in Salinas. As mentioned during the award presentation, a contributing factor was Edwin's willingness to provide early stage support of SWIIM in Kern county for groundwater management and reporting. His leadership in agriculture [...]
SWIIM made the Forbes 25 Most Innovative Ag Tech list for the second year in a row! We are joined by 11 alumni and 13 newcomers on the list this year. A huge thank you to Forbes for recognizing SWIIM once more. We know that the Ag Tech field is becoming increasingly crowded,and to be recognized [...]
Visit our booth at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, California! We'll be in the Western Growers Innovation Showcase! Stop by and see us, and enter into our Nook and a Book drawing by dropping off your business card. Ask us about our exciting news!
The Colorado River―a critically important water supply for seven western states, including California―has been in drought for nearly two decades. We talked to Bonnie Colby, a professor of natural resource economics at the University of Arizona and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network, about conditions in the basin and next steps for improving [...]
The wet winter of 2017 brought an opportunity to test groundwater recharge—the intentional spreading of water on fields to percolate into the aquifer—as a tool for restoring groundwater levels and helping basins comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). This is especially important in the San Joaquin Valley, which has the biggest imbalance between [...]