California is facing its worst drought in years, with the state’s farms and groves teetering on the brink of collapse.
Here are some things you can do to help protect them.
Read more about California drought:The California Department of Food and Agriculture is calling on people to help keep the state on track to meet its goals to produce more food and feed more people by 2020.
The agency says a healthy and resilient economy, and an adequate supply of fresh produce, are the two biggest challenges.
To reach those goals, the agency is launching a new food bank called the Central Valley Food Bank.
The Central Valley, which includes the drought-hit Central Valley and parts of northern California, is the region with the largest agricultural area, but also has the lowest nutritional value of any of the states with a drought.
A new food plan, developed by the Central and Northern California Association of Counties and the United Farm Workers, will focus on the Central Region and focus on helping farmers in this region meet their water and soil conservation goals.
The new plan calls for planting trees, reducing pesticide use and limiting soil erosion.
But it also includes more money for local food banks, according to the department.
It will be the first time a food bank has been established in the Central Basin region, and will serve as a bridge to other communities in the region, according the state.
It will also help provide a lifeline for farmers struggling with water shortages and drought.
The food bank will be funded by a $250,000 grant, and the program will operate from Jan. 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021, according a release.
The department says the Central Food Bank will be a first step in helping the Central River Valley achieve its goals.
The goal is to produce enough fresh food for the population of California to meet all of its daily requirements for food, including calories, fiber, vitamin A, iron and other nutrients, the release said.
In addition, the new food program will provide financial assistance to farmers in the area, including $10,000 in the first two months of its operation, and $20,000 each year thereafter, according that release.