The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a mission to improve, protect, and conserve natural resources on private lands through a cooperative partnership with state and local agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education.
Research topics including farm labor, food systems and rural health. Within these broad program areas we do essential work on fair labor practices, market barriers to farmers, water use and policy, pesticide use, food insecurity and access and more.
The California Water Resources Control Board preserves, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use.
The Department of Conservation provides services and information that promote environmental health, economic vitality, informed land-use decisions and sound management of our state’s natural resources.