Presentation on theme: "On the Ground in the Central Valley April 5, 2007 Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge Holly A. King Director of Agricultural Programs."— Presentation transcript:
On the Ground in the Central Valley April 5, 2007 Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge Holly A. King Director of Agricultural Programs
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
Central Valley Agriculture Urbanization 2000-2002 CA Conversion Report 2000-2002 25% of new urban land occurred in the San Joaquin Valley. In the San Joaquin Valley, the amount of land urbanized between 2000-02 increased by 76% relative to 1998-2000. Conversion of prime farmlands was 1.8 times higher in the San Joaquin Valley than Southern California.
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