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Past · April 21, 2022

Farming in a State of Extremes

Virtual Event

April 21, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ONLINE-ONLY EVENT

About the Program

California’s agricultural sector is the nation’s largest: it generates more than $50 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 420,000 people. But the ongoing drought is taking a toll on agriculture, related sectors, and rural communities. Join us for a panel discussion about the drought’s impacts on farming regions—and how the state and other actors can best respond to looming challenges.

This event and report are funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, NOAA/NIDIS, and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

Agenda

11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ellen Hanak, center director, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:05 a.m. Presentation
Alvar Escriva-Bou, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

11:20 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caitlin Peterson, associate center director and research fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
Maria Gallegos Herrera, Central California regional director of external affairs, Office of Governor Newsom
Eric Limas, general manager, Lower Tule River and Pixley Irrigation Districts
Nicole Montna Van Vleck, president and CEO, Montna Farms

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Speakers

Alvar Escriva-Bou

Public Policy Institute of California

Ellen Hanak

Public Policy Institute of California

Maria Gallegos Herrera

Office of Governor Newsom

Eric Limas

Lower Tule River and Pixley Irrigation Districts

Caitlin Peterson

Public Policy Institute of California

Nicole Montna Van Vleck

Montna Farms

Disclaimer
About the PPIC Water Policy Center

Topics

Drought Economy Freshwater Ecosystems Safe Drinking Water San Joaquin Valley Water Supply Water, Land & Air