Farm groups highlight the importance of alfalfa in the face of ongoing Western drought
With drought conditions continuing to blanket the Western U.S., and farmers struggling to find adequate water supplies, competing interests are pressuring the federal government to cut the water supply farmers are using to grow our food, including alfalfa, which is a foundational food chain crop. In response, the Family Farm Alliance and California Farm Water Coalition have produced a White Paper titled, “Our Food Supply at Risk; The Importance of Alfalfa Production in the American West,” detailing the valuable role alfalfa plays as a principal feed source for the nation’s livestock and diary industries, its environmental benefits, and contribution to effective drought management.
- Family Farm Alliance and CA Farm Water Coalition: Our Food Supply at Risk White Paper on the Importance of Alfalfa Production in the American West
- Ag Alert: Commentary – Drought impacts an entire agricultural ecosystem
- Chico Enterprise-Record: A different kind of harvest is in store this year
- Northern California Water Association: We Need a Balanced Water Policy for the Sacramento Valley
- County of Colusa: Colusa County Launches Drought Documentary
- Food & Environment Network: Back Forty - Hard truths about California’s water future