Letters & Comments
H-2B Workforce Coalition Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee
September 4, 2019
The Irrigation Association signed onto a letter by the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to include language in the 2020 appropriations bills that would provide needed H-2B cap relief to seasonal businesses.
IA Comments on WaterSense Draft Specification for New Homes
June 11, 2019
The Irrigation Association submitted comments on the WaterSense draft specification for new homes. We believe that WaterSense is moving in the right direction with providing different options for home builders to participate in the WaterSense new homes program. However, we requested several changes be included in version 2.0 of the new homes specification, including the use of WaterSense-labeled technologies when an irrigation system is installed in a WaterSense home and requiring the use of certified professionals to design, install, and/or audit irrigation systems used in WaterSense labeled new homes.
Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition Letter on ESA Reauthorization
April 22, 2019
The Irrigation Association signed onto a letter by the Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition addressing the Endangered Species Act reauthorization discussion draft.
H-2B Workforce Coalition Letter to the President
April 18, 2019
The Irrigation Association signed onto a letter by the H-2B Workforce Coalition acknowledging the Trump Administration for releasing 30,000 additional H-2B visas for returning workers and requesting that the final rule be published as expeditiously as possible.