Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation were pleased when the Escondido City Council unanimously voted in February against increases rates for agricultural water customers.
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Escondido Growers for Agriculture Preservation was recognized for it’s efforts to promote the benefits of the Agriculture Industry in Escondido. The Award for Business went to the Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation, EGAP. Phil Henry, EGAP’s vice chairman, accepted the award. Other awards were presented for selfless acts within the community.Read More
Article from UT San Diego: Aiming to help Escondido’s struggling farmers get cheaper water, city officials are moving forward with a $12 million pipeline expansion that will bring treated sewer water to hundreds of citrus and avocado groves.
Farmers, who have faced sharply rising water rates in recent years, have been lobbying the city for the expansion. Escondido’s agricultural industry employs more than 2,000 people and accounts for $81 million a year in revenue, according to Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation, an advocacy group.
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A recent article published in the Escondido Magazine about Escondido Growers for Agriculture Preservation provides details on our efforts and goals. Read article here: Escondido’s Agriculture – An Economic Engine for the Future