How can we reduce agricultural air pollution in Central Valley?
The Central Valley has some of the worst air pollution in the nation, which was exacerbated by recent fires. The types and flows of air pollutants are complex - smog from the Bay Area, agricultural dust, livestock off-gassing, and local traffic. The Valley traps air pollutants due to its topography.
The challenge is that unlike many of these pollutants, dust from agricultural production is not well measured, or regulated, contributing to health impacts to farmworkers and people living in the Valley. How can we address the issue of agricultural soil loss and its impacts on health, farm economy, and climate?