As part of California Comeback Plan, as announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, comprehensive strategies and major investments in key areas are outlined so that California can come roaring back from the pandemic, including dedicated funds to the agricultural sector.
As reported in the plan proposal, California is the largest agricultural producer in the nation, and farms underpin the economy of our rural regions. The pandemic’s disruptions to the food supply chain and climate-driven drought and extreme heat are posing new challenges for this sector that must be addressed head-on. As part of that effort, the following is outlined as the main goals for agriculture in California:
- Advancing climate smart, sustainable and resilient agriculture.
- Investing in California’s food system to build healthier communities.
- Helping underserved farmers through an equitable economic recovery.
Review the full fact sheet on how this plan will impact the Agricultural sector.