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Panel to hear update on Prop. 1 implementation

The $7.12 billion water bond was passed by California voters in 2014.

Farm Press Staff

June 3, 2022

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A valley west of Maxwell, Calif., is set to be the site of the planned Sites Reservoir. The State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear an update on Proposition 1 water bond funds on June 7.Todd Fitchette

A state agriculture board will hear an update June 7 on the implementation of Proposition 1, a $7.12 billion water bond passed by California voters in 2014.

The State Board of Food and Agriculture will also discuss Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised budget proposal and will hear from agricultural organizations related to Sacramento Valley drought impacts and the tree nut sector concerning the current market situation.

“The Sacramento Valley is facing unprecedented drought conditions, something that we haven’t experienced in previous drought cycles,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “Farming, communities and habitat within the Pacific Flyway are all being impacted. There is an immediate need for every Californian to take action to reduce water use on a daily basis.  We are all in this together.”

Invited speakers for the 10 a.m. meeting include Nancy Vogel, California Natural Resources Agency; Joe Yun, California Water Commission; Michael George, Delta Watermaster - State Water Resources Control Board; Tim Johnson, California Rice Commission;  Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California; Richard Matoian, American Pistachio Growers; Bill Carriere, Carriere Farms/California Walnut Commission; and Richard Waycott, Almond Board of California.

The meeting will be held in the main auditorium at the California Department of Food and Agriculture headquarters, 1220 N St., Sacramento, and will also be streamed on Zoom. The passcode is: Board2022!

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