Policy Roadmap

Sustainable Agriculture

Over a quarter of California’s total land mass is dedicated to farming and ranching.  Agriculture is currently a net-emitter of greenhouse gases and has a fraught relationship with the state’s limited water resources. But recent high demand for the state’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs and expanding acreage in organic agricultural production demonstrates real opportunity to transition this sector to carbon negative. Large agricultural operations can be a major source of local air pollution, pose significant risk of contamination of water resources due to runoff, and contend with increasingly limited water resources…