General Interest

Jul 17, 2018

Steve Patricio Honored for His Significant Contributions to Agriculture

2018-07-17T09:58:40+00:00 Jul 17, 2018|

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 [...]

Jul 12, 2018

The Yuba Accord: A Model for Water Management

2018-07-12T11:04:59+00:00 Jul 12, 2018|

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 [...]

Jul 10, 2018

Visit SWIIM at AgTechX in Coalinga

2018-07-10T23:54:46+00:00 Jul 10, 2018|

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.

Jul 03, 2018

New Groundwater Woes, and Regulations, in California Wine Country

2018-07-02T15:26:59+00:00 Jul 03, 2018|

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 [...]

Jun 29, 2018

A New Groundwater Market Emerges in California. Are More on the Way?

2018-06-26T15:23:45+00:00 Jun 29, 2018|

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 [...]

Jun 28, 2018

Congratulations to the Champion of Innovation Award winner Edwin Camp

2018-06-28T13:17:36+00:00 Jun 28, 2018|

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 [...]

Jun 27, 2018

SWIIM Named a Forbes 25 Most Innovative AgTech Company Two Years in a Row

2018-06-27T23:35:11+00:00 Jun 27, 2018|

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 [...]

Jun 27, 2018

SWIIM System at Forbes AgTech Summit

2018-06-26T15:09:04+00:00 Jun 27, 2018|

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!

Jun 26, 2018

SWIIM Completes Negotiations for Acquisition of Data Integrator OnFarm Systems

2018-06-26T07:13:28+00:00 Jun 26, 2018|

(BUSINESS WIRE - JUNE 26, 2018)--Ag Tech and farm water management leader SWIIM System is proud to announce today that it has completed negotiations for the acquisition of Fresno-based OnFarm Systems Inc., a leading Internet of Things data integrator and provider of software and analytics tools that help farmers simplify their data while improving their [...]

Jun 25, 2018

A Balancing Act for the Colorado River

2018-06-25T15:51:10+00:00 Jun 25, 2018|

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 [...]