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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , officeofpublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #22-151

CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TO HEAR TO UPDATES ON DROUGHT IMPACTS AND LOCAL ACTIONS BY GROUNDWATER AGENCIES

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SACRAMENTO, October 26, 2022 – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on local actions by Groundwater Sustainability Agencies to manage groundwater basins as well as an updated study on drought impacts related to land fallowing and economic loss.
 
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. –  1:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814.
 
The meeting is also available via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83520053322
 
Webinar ID: 835 2005 3322
Passcode: Board2022!
(Phone Access Passcode: 0567217721)
 
(Simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available via the Zoom application)
 
“In California, we have the potential to lose up to 10% of our water supply by 2040 as a result of a hotter and drier climate,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “This year has been the State’s driest on record. We must adapt and manage our water supplies, including groundwater, to foster a more drought resilient agricultural economy. ”
 
Invited speakers include: Josue Medellin-Azuara and Joshua Viers, University of California Merced; Paul Gosselin, California Department of Water Resources; and other invited speakers.
 
“As we look to the potential of yet another drought year, we will see more land out of production and continuing pressures on rural communities in the Central Valley,” said President Don Cameron, California State Board of Food and Agriculture. “We need continued collaboration at the state and local level to further statewide conveyance, enhance groundwater recharge and to invest in infrastructure.”
 
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The Board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials; agricultural representatives; and citizens to discuss current issues and concerns to California agriculture.
 
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