Investing In Clean Agriculture: How California Can Strengthen Agriculture, Reduce Pollution And Save Money

Published: February 2005

Authors: Gary Wolffe

Pages: 28



Global competition, suburban encroachment, tighter regulations, and rising input costs are making farming in California more difficult and, in some cases, less profitable. At the same time, pesticide pollution from farming is causing significant harm to California’s surface water and groundwater, air quality, and human health. This report proposes a pesticide reduction method utilizing an elective farmer education and rebate system. This method would protect the environment while helping farmers remain competitive.