Learn what you can do to help support California’s historic and bountiful agriculture

Write a
letter today!

California family farmers need your help and support to
ensure that new contracts for water from the Central Valley
Project are renewed without delay.  You can provide
important help by writing a letter today to:

The Honorable Gale Norton
Secretary, United States Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240 

Tell Secretary Norton you support California family farms
and the important contribution they make to California’s
economy.  Tell Secretary Norton the Central Valley Project
is vital to the survival of family farms in California. 
Tell Secretary Norton you support her department’s efforts
to finalize new contracts for Central Valley Project water.


Sample Letter in Support of
CVP Contract Renewals

Current Date

The Honorable Gale Norton
United States Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240

Dear Secretary Norton;

am writing to urge the Department of Interior to continue to
negotiate and renew long-term contracts with California
cities and farmers for CVP water and support those contracts
already executed.

The Central Valley Project has provided untold benefits to
the state as a whole, in increased tax revenues, the
development of vibrant rural communities throughout the
state, the creation of jobs, the success of cities and
industries and the production of clean, inexpensive
hydroelectric power.  California farmers have used CVP water
to create some of the most productive farmlands in the
world.  As a result, our state leads the nation in farm

Renewal of Central Valley Project contracts is consistent
with federal law and will continue a visionary compact that
was made some 50 years ago between the United States and
California’s cities, farmers, farm workers and small,
farm-based communities.

The process of negotiating new CVP contracts has been
lengthy, subject to a great deal of environmental review and
analysis, fair and open for all to see and participate in. 
Californians support their family farmers and appreciate the
Department of the Interior’s resolve to abide by the law and
renew long-term CVP contracts.    


Your Name

Recommended Posts