Maintaining Food Security
Our state’s world-renowned agricultural industry depends on a reliable water supply to provide Californians with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. California ranchers and dairy farmers also rely on water to produce meats and cheeses.
Quality and Cost
A strong water infrastructure is vital to our food security. Without locally-grown food, Californians would be subjected to higher prices for food grown in countries that do not have the same health and safety standards or environmental protections.
California plays a vital role in maintaining food security for our entire nation. Our state accounts for two-thirds of the nation’s fruit and nut production and one-third of its vegetable production. One out of every five gallons of milk produced in the United States comes from California.