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Sources to recent articles, research, videos, movies, podcasts, and books about agriculture in the Central Valley.

CaliWaterAg is a channel that was developed for San Joaquin Valley growers and community members. This video series is called “San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series” that includes three 10-minute videos explaining SIGMA, a developing policy to stop overuse of groundwater and address groundwater recharge that you can impact, and that WILL impact ALL those who live in the SJV

San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series (English)

San Joaquin Valley Water and Land Use Series (English)

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Serie de uso del agua y la tierra del Valle de San Joaquín

Serie de uso del agua y la tierra del Valle de San Joaquín

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Maven's Notebook

Covers statewide water issues, such as the Delta, groundwater, the drought, the water bond and other water-related legislation.

American Farmland Trust (AFT)

AFT has a direct response and action plan to stem loss of the most productive, versatile, and resilient agricultural land in the Valley.

San Joaquin Valley Water

Covers statewide water issues, such as the Delta, groundwater, the drought, the water bond and other water-related legislation.

California Farmland Trust

Information for farmers interested in conserving their properties.

Water Wrights

We intend this site to be a portal into what is perhaps the last functional form of government, the special district, in a Byzantine regulatory climate that pursues with faith the doctrine that government is the solution even when there is no problem.

Public Policy Institute of California

Informing and improving public policy through independent, objective, nonpartisan research

The Valley Citizen

A local focus and ongoing attempts to be as informed and factual as possible.

LAFCo of Merced Co

The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is an independent commission to promote the wise use of land resources. Commissioners make decisions concerning appropriate local governmental boundaries and service providers

East Merced Resource Conservation District

The East Merced RCD provides natural resource education and conservation programs.

Recharging California’s Groundwater

A report produced by a collaboration between Groundwater Resources Association of California and UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Institute

Pacific Institute

A global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts to develop sustainable water policies.

Restore the Delta

Mission is to ensure the health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and Delta communities.

UC Water Strategy & Sustainability Research Initiative

U.C. strategic research to build the knowledge base for better water resources management.

Carbon Cycle Institute

Our mission is to stop and reverse climate change by advancing natural, science-based solutions that remove atmospheric carbon while promoting environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic sustainability.

People’s Tribune and Tribuno del Pueblo

Tribune of those struggling to create a society that takes care of its people.

California Climate Agriculture Networks

Advocates for policies to ensure the resilience and sustainability of California farms and ranches in the face of climate change.

Community Alliance Family Farms

Build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems.

  • Kiss the Ground

  • The Flow

  • Dam Nation by Patagonia

  • Water & Power:  A California Heist,  a  National Geographic documentary

  • The Dreamt Land, Mark Arax

  • Cadillac Dessert, Risner

  • The Cattle King- Edward Treadwell

  • Land Of Little Rain, Mary Austin


The  family friendly Audio tour gives drivers information on geology,  history, and local attractions. Both Hwys have signs inviting drivers to link in.