City Visions: Does water scarcity threaten California's agricultural industry?

Apr 16, 2018

In the next installment of our ongoing series on sustainable food production, host Ethan Elkind focuses on water.  What does uncertainty around water supplies mean for California farmers?  

Last Wednesday, California's water officials announced water allocations based on snow pack measurements, reviving concerns about the environment, urban vs. agricultural water needs, and the need to prepare for a future with a less reliable water supply. 

Does water scarcity put our agricultural industry at risk?  Is there legislation that can help?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe


Ellen Hanak, Director and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.

Ashley Boren, Executive Director of Sustainable Conservation.

Cannon Michael, President and CEO of Bowles Farming Company.