The council will also hear from recent federal grant recipients about climate-smart commodity programs to be implemented in the state
“California’s water strategy focuses on developing new water sources, expanding storage, reducing demand, and improving overall data and management,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “As we look to a hotter and drier future, I know California farmers and ranchers will continue to adapt and lead the nation in water efficiency and conservation.” (Public Domain)
SACRAMENTO — The California State Food and Agriculture Council will hear an update and discuss issues related to the state’s water strategy at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. In addition, the Council will hear from recent recipients of federal Climate Action Program grants Smart Commodity, which will be implemented in the state. The meeting will also include a presentation by the University of Michigan on Climate Change, Urbanization and California.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 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/87557340994
Webinar ID: 875 5734 0994
Access code: Board2022!
(Simultaneous Spanish translation available via the Zoom app)
“California’s water strategy focuses on developing new water sources, expanding storage, reducing demand, and improving overall data and management,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “As we look to a hotter and drier future, I know California farmers and ranchers will continue to adapt and lead the nation in water efficiency and conservation.”
Guest speakers include: Jonathan Overpeck, University of Michigan; Kayla Ungar, California Department of Food and Agriculture; David Guy, Northern California Water Association; Alicia Rockwell, Blue Diamond Growers, Dennis Mullinax, California Dairy Research Foundation; Steve Brazil, Elevated Foods; Christopher Covey, Soil Inventory Project; Teresa Sayles, Nafer Smith Tucker and other guest speakers.
“As we enter the 2023 Water Year, we remain hopeful that the drought season will end, but we understand that business as usual is not the way forward,” said California Food and Agriculture Organization President Don Cameron. “California agriculture must do its part to reduce overall demand while preserving family farms, markets, communities and our overall food security.”
The California State Food and Agriculture Council advises the Governor and CDFA Secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The Council hosts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials; representatives of agriculture; and citizens to discuss current issues and challenges facing California agriculture.
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– California Department of Food and Agriculture
https://www.morningagclips.com/issues-related-to-states-water-supply-strategy-are-topic-of-oct-4th-meeting/ Issues related to the state’s water strategy are the topic of the Oct. 4 meeting