Challenges in obesity, diet related diseases, hunger, rising energy costs, a growing population, dwindling water supplies and a changing climate require our attention, and it is our responsibility to lead the way for an advanced 21st century food supply." — California Department of Food & Agriculture
Keeping Farmers on the Land
Fresh Food Grown on the Urban Fringe
*Market value of agricultural products by county supplied by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service from the 2007 Census of Agriculture. “Urban influenced counties” are those assigned a 2003 Urban Influence Code of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 by the USDA Economic Research Service.