Welcome to the Southern San Joaquin Valley

MANAGEMENT PRACTICES EVALUATION PROGRAM

The SSJV MPEP Committee includes seven irrigated agricultural water quality coalitions located in California’s Central Valley, generally between Fresno and Bakersfield, representing members/growers who irrigate agricultural crops to grow food, feed, fiber, and fuel in one of the most productive areas of the planet.

Events for week of December 2, 2019

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2019 Organic Grower Summit

December 4 @ 8:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 5th

2019 Organic Grower Summit

December 4 @ 8:00 am - December 5 @ 5:00 pm

CDFA Cover Crop Field Day - Knights Landing

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sat 7th

California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

December 7 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 8th

California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

December 7 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 5:00 pm

See all events on MPEP’s Outreach Events calendar.

Project Partners

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
California Department of Food and Agriculture
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Goals

The Management Practices Evaluation Program, or MPEP, was devised to compliment other components of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s General Order for growers in the Tulare Lake Basin. This facet of the General Order, along with Coalitions’ Groundwater Quality Management Plans, contains most of the actions to actually protect water quality, along with the most rigorous performance demonstrations.This is where we go beyond simple metrics that might indicate a problem, and go through the steps required to solve problems. The SSJV MPEP Committee was recently awarded $2m through the USDA NRCS Conservation Innovative Grant program. This grant award, combined with match contributions exceeding $2m, provides part of the funding necessary for successful implementation of the MPEP.