WAPA | Western Agricultural Processors Association


Welcome to the website of the Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA). WAPA was formed in 2009 to answer the industry's call for representation and expertise in critical compliance areas, such as air pollution, food safety and safety services, a new agricultural organization has been formed. This organization shares staff and office with the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations. WAPA represents the tree nut industry including almond hullers and processors, pistachio, pecan and walnut processors, on regulatory and legislative issues. In addition, the Association performs critical consultative services for its members on issues such as air pollution permits, lockout/tagout and safety plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans and many other services. This Association is non-profit funded by an annual voluntary dues assessment as determined by the Board of Directors. In addition, WAPA provides consulting services on a contract basis to other agricultural processors including vegetable dehydrators, tomato processing plants, cotton gins and farms in California and Arizona on a contract basis. These consulting services cover safety and environmental issues, including air pollution permitting, SPCC plans and hazardous materials business plans.

The purpose of this website is to provide our members with the latest news and information to help our members maintain compliance with rules and regulations and to inform our members of the activities of the Association. It is meant to be a comprehensive resource of information for our members.
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Western Agricultural Processors Association publishes a monthly newsletter known as Processors Monthly. The newsletter gives the latest information regarding important regulatory and legislative issues affecting WAPA members. Check out what WAPA is up to each month by subscribing to our newsletter!