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.

Food Production

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.