AIC Director Daniel Sumner collaborated on this report from the Public Policy Institute of California.

California is the nation’s largest farm state and a global market leader. Farms have steadily improved productivity per unit of water used, but the latest drought has exposed agriculture’s growing vulnerability to water shortages. This brief describes a number of opportunities to strengthen agricultural water management for the long term.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.

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