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Ag Water Use: Regulation, Legislation and Drought Workshop


sonoma-winegrowersGrowers and landowners in Sonoma and Mendocino counties are invited to attend a meeting on agricultural water use in the Russian River watershed. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 24, from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds located at 1 Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale. RSVP to attend by Nov. 20, to [email protected] or [email protected].

The workshop includes information on: mitigating risk with crop insurance; frost water regulation and what it means for 2015 with a review of regulation requirements; Russian River curtailments and the ability to divert water for crops; and ground water legislation. In addition there will be discussion on Water Demand Management Program and the Independent Science Review Panel.

Guest speakers include: Paula Whealen of Wagner and Bonsignore, Chris Scheuring and Jack Rice of CA Farm Bureau; Sean White of the Russian River Flood Control District; Laurel Marcus of CLSI; the Sonoma County Water Agency; and growers Al Cadd and Doug McIlroy. James Otto of the USDA Risk Management Agency will stress the value of crop insurance to mitigate risk during the upcoming frost season in a low water year.

RSVP to attend by November 20, to: Devon Jones [email protected] or 707-462-6664 or [email protected] or 707-522-5862. Provide your name and vineyard or company.

This meeting is presented in conjunction with a USDA Risk Management Agreement.

About Sonoma County Winegrowers

The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, also known as Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW), is a marketing and education organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier grape growing regions. SCW has oversight by California Department of Food and Agriculture which supports producer regions. With more than 1,800 growers, SCW’s goal is to increase awareness and recognition of the quality and diversity of Sonoma County’s grapes and wines through dynamic marketing and educational programs targeted to wine consumers around the world.

In January 2014, SCW committed to becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.  For more information about SCW and its programs, visit www.sonomawinegrape.org

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