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Overpumping in California’s Central Valley could remove 1 million acres from production

The Los Angeles Times ran an article today describing the impacts of groundwater pumping on agriculture in California’s Central Valley (link).  High rates of groundwater use have caused ground levels to subside by as much as a foot a year, and have also lowered water tables, forcing farmers to pay…
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Happy National Agriculture Week!

This week marks the annual celebration of agriculture known as National Ag Week, March 15-21.  The week is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America and recognizes–and celebrates– the importance of agriculture and farmers in our everyday lives.  Some facts about National Ag Week can be found here.
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