By Bob Morris
From Independent Voter Network - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Coalition response...It can never be over-emphasized that the water California farmers use goes toward the production of food and fiber products consumed by individuals and families in local markets and around the world. San Joaquin Valley farmers are some of the most efficient farmers in the world when it comes to water use. The threat to this productive and efficient use of water are federal regulations that have taken almost 4 million-acre-feet per year since 1990 away from farmers and redirected it to environmental purposes. Farmers do not argue that an adequate flow of water needs to move through the Delta to protect its ecosystem; but when water beyond that amount is allowed to flow to the ocean instead of farms and businesses, well, that is a waste. Not only is the production of a safe and healthy food supply endangered, but also jobs that impact our state's economy.
The contribution by farmers to our state's economy goes far beyond their fields. Truck drivers, grocery clerks, waitresses and others rely on a dependable supply of products from our farms. Learn more about the value of farm water by going to http://moneygoeswherewaterflows.org/.
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