WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, The Family Farm Alliance (Alliance) and Yuma County Agricultural Water Coalition (YCAWC) will testify on the Colorado River drought conditions to the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Ocean and Wildlife. Alliance President, Patrick O’Toole, and YCAWC President and Alliance Advisory Committee Member, Tom Davis, will join local government water management leaders from the Western United States to discuss their work in the Colorado River Basin. Mr. Davis will also represent the Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona (ABWC) as its President in his testimony.
“Severe drought in the Western US threatens the livelihoods of millions of people—but especially farmers,” said Mark Limbaugh, TFG President. “We’ve worked with Family Farm Alliance and Yuma Country Agricultural Water Coalition for years to find solutions at the federal level to the catastrophic environmental conditions and other threats that impact western irrigated agriculture. This hearing is an opportunity for Congress to learn from Colorado River Basin experts at the forefront of efforts to protect, rejuvenate, and replenish critically important watersheds and forests in the Basin.”
The Family Farm Alliance was established over 30 years ago and now represents western irrigated agricultural interests in seventeen states to the federal government. The Ferguson Group has worked closely with the Family Farm alliance since its inception to advocate for water infrastructure development and drought mitigation efforts at the federal level. The Yuma County Agricultural Water Coalition operates in Yuma County, Arizona and aims to improve agricultural water use, irrigation, and delivery along the Colorado River.
View the Family Farm Alliance’s press release here and read President Tom Davis’ testimony here.
Who: Family Farm Alliance President, Patrick O’Toole
Yuma County Agriculture Water Coalition President, Tom Davis
What: Colorado River Drought Conditions and Response Measures Hearing
When: Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 AM Eastern
Where: U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife
Tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjGvvhdWL8I
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