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Agriculture

Clients (Partial List)

  • California Rice Commission
  • Dairy Cares
  • East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
  • Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
  • Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
  • Klamath Water Users Association
  • Montna Farms
  • Rubicon Estate Winery
  • Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
  • Sutter Home Winery
  • Tulelake Irrigation District
  • Western Growers
  • Western Plant Health Association

Few industries have seen more regulatory changes in recent years than agriculture, and the legal issues agricultural producers must consider are complex and require sophisticated strategies. Our work with agriculture is designed to keep producers compliant with regulations, help them find solutions to their water needs, and help them navigate the demanding environmental statutes that challenge agriculture daily.

We help acquire and protect water rights and water supplies, and provide water rights opinions for farms, ranches, and vineyards, assist with Long-Term Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program requirements imposed by regional water quality control boards, advise on issues from pesticides to water usage for frost protection, assist dairies with groundwater monitoring, and advise and represent growers and food processors on waste discharge requirements.  We also advise farmers, ranchers, and food processors on compliance with state and federal endangered species acts, including obtaining regulatory assurances and conservation planning to ensure long-term viability of family-owned and corporate farms and ranches.

Our professional credentials in the agricultural industry are deep, and we enjoy helping members of rural communities find the best solutions for their vital operations.