CDFA to Discuss Groundwater Supply Issues

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The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will focus on groundwater supply issues at its upcoming meeting tomorrow in Sacramento. Sabrina Hill reports.
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California is the largest ag producer in the nation with farm revenue of $44.7 billion – an estimated seven percent of the total U.S. food supply comes from the Central Valley. But the Central Valley’s water supply continues to dwindle, which leaves farmers trying to meet higher demands for food, with less water for their crops. That’s not the only area in the state facing problems. California’s groundwater supply provides about 40 to 50 percent of total annual water use for agricultural and urban purposes. At its meeting tomorrow, the CDFA will focus on groundwater supply issues and look for answers. A number of speakers are invited and the public is invited

This meeting starts at 10:00 at the CDFA Main Auditorium in Sacramento.

For those who can’t make it, it’ll be streamed live online, here.