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Coalition response…Describing the nearly 4,000 family farmers in the San Joaquin Valley as “Wall Street farmers” is far from reality. Second and third-generations operate most of these farms, including sons and daughters who saw their parents and grandparents work to develop the land into the most productive farmland in the world.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, as mandated by the California Legislature, is a proposal to create a reliable water supply and restore the Delta ecosystem. The water will flow to 25 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland. Those individuals and cities have a right to the water and BDCP provides a solution for them to receive it while increasing habitat that will provide protection for Delta fish.