Week in Review: ‘Unprecedented’ Water Curtailments, Winegrape Rebound, Another Change to WOTUS

Brian GermanIndustry

The State Water Resources Control Board has passed emergency water curtailments for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. The impact of COVID may have turned things around for the winegrape market after a tough year for growers in 2020. Many agricultural regulations are implemented as a safety mechanism to help provide some measure of protection to the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army are moving forward with revising the definition of “waters of the United States.” Organic fresh produce sales experienced continued growth for the second quarter of 2021, marking a full year of growth for the organic sector, both in sales and in volume. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to receive the latest agricultural headlines directly in your inbox.