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On the Ground in the Central Valley April 5, 2007 Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge Holly A. King Director of Agricultural Programs.

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1 On the Ground in the Central Valley April 5, 2007 Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge Holly A. King Director of Agricultural Programs

2 6 of the top ten fastest growing counties in California are in the Central Valley. All 7 San Joaquin Valley counties made it into the state’s top 20. California Department of Finance 2003 Central Valley Agriculture Urbanization

3 Central Valley Agriculture Urbanization CA Conversion Report % of new urban land occurred in the San Joaquin Valley. In the San Joaquin Valley, the amount of land urbanized between increased by 76% relative to Conversion of prime farmlands was 1.8 times higher in the San Joaquin Valley than Southern California.

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