Protecting local water supplies and quality for the production of agricultural commodities
Supports water conveyance improvements via “through Delta” methods
An integrated approach to groundwater management
Local governance on water issues
The intertie project for the state and federal water systems
Regional self sufficiency concepts
Supports alternatives to be studied outside of existing BDCP proposals
Farm Bureau Opposes:
Isolated conveyance in the Delta
Surrendering water rights to State/Federal agencies due to habitat mitigation
Many of you have received your assessments from the coalition and have noticed that the price is now $5.50/ acre. The reason for the increase in fees is because the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the waste discharge requirements for our area in March. Under the order that was adopted, the irrigated lands program was expanded to require groundwater quality monitoring and new reporting requirements that include a nitrogen management plan, an annual nitrogen summary, a farm management plan and a sediment and erosion control plan if your farm is in a high vulnerability area. Thus, the cost of administering the program has increased as well.
Growers have two options, the first is to join or remain in the coalition. Under this program your data is aggregated and reported to the CVWB on a township basis and the coalition will continue to monitor water quality.
The second option is to receive your own WDR from the CVWB. This would make you individually responsible for reporting to the CVWB and for all of the water quality monitoring.
As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me at
or (209) 931-4931.
In an effort to help our members and law enforcement protect our member's operations, assets and families, the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation has implemented the San Joaquin County Rural Crime Prevention Program.