The problem for farmers is compounded by the fact that within the past decade, California agencies have implemented some of the strictest environmental rules for agriculture in the nation. Representatives with organizations such Western Growers Association say that as a result, agricultural business costs have increased substantially. The State Board of Food and Agriculture’s report asserts that California agricultural businesses are the most heavily regulated in the country, and collectively pay $2.2 billion dollars each year to comply with state rules, including environmental regulations.
This three-part video series focuses on the unsustainability of California's green regulations.
For part two, go to: Green regulations often duplicative and burdensome.
For part three, go to: California farmers face spate of environmental laws
Also, to read Paul Jones' accompanying article, please see: Unsustainable: The problem with California’s green regulations.