California is voting to shut off water for farmers, even those with senior water rights. The decision will have a profoundly negative impact on small farmers, who cannot afford to abandon crops. California farms are not only the backbone of our local food system, but also produce 80% of fruits and vegetables for the United States. These regulations would have huge, lasting consequences for the California economy, for food security nationwide, and for Frog Hollow Farm.
Last week we asked you to petition to include aid for small farmers in the state budget. Thank you! This week, we're hoping you can help us stop water curtailment altogether. If we write to our state legislatures before the potential curtailment takes effect next week (August 15th), we might have a chance.
If you're in California and feel moved to join the fight, sign or adapt this template letter. We wrote it with all the points we think are important to convey to your representatives. You can even submit it electronically. So easy!