From SF Chronicle - Friday, Jan. 27, 2012
While most of the political chatter following Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address last week focused on high-speed rail and his proposed tax initiative, the big issue quietly lapping the Capitol halls is water.
Coalition response...To suggest that some San Joaquin Valley farmers should walk away from their lands because of a salt issue fails to recognize how productive these farmers are. These farmers are employing the newest technology and efficient irrigation practices that enable them to produce safe and healthful food that serves California families and many others around the world. Efforts by farmers in the Grassland Bypass Project south of Los Banos have helped to effectively manage salt, selenium and other harmful elements toward halting this discharge from reaching the San Joaquin River. The Environmental Protection agency recently characterized this effort as a "success story." Walking away from the land puts people out of work and disrupts the flow of food to our tables at a time when adding jobs and increasing the world's food supply is a necessity.
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