Monterey County Issues & Actions:

Ag Land Protection

Our success, or lack of success, in protecting this county's productive agricultural land will determine the future of our economy, as well as the future of our environment. LandWatch favors strong and effective agricultural land protection policies.

Did you know there are more than 81,000 farms in California totaling over 25 million acres? Did you know the Salinas Valley has more than 250,000 acres of farmland producing more than $4 billion in crop revenue? Current state policies are failing to mitigate the impacts of farmland conversion as the State of California is losing more than 30,000 acres of farmland each year to commercial and residential developments.

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