California Roundtable on Ag and the Environment
CRAE) is a broad coalition of agriculture, environment, labor, and public agency leaders working to promote an agriculture that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. CRAE works primarily at the policy level, providing information and perspective to state and federal legislators and regulators. We invite you to browse our recent news, areas of action, and governance structure (also available by selecting the tabs in the left hand navigation bar).Founded in 2004, the California Roundtable on Ag and the Environment (
2013 Focus Areas
During the 2012 Leadership Summit, CRAE identified Ag Land Preservation and Water Quality as top priorities for the group’s focus. Working Groups have been formed on each of these topics, joining the existing Ecosystem Services Working Group. CRAE’s 2012 Highlights (pdf) outlines progress so far on these priorities.
The California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) is an alliance of agricultural, environmental, labor, and public agency leaders seeking to promote an agriculture that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Roundtable participants strive to learn from each other about agricultural, environmental, labor and regulatory issues, identify common interests and advocate in support of the group’s common goals and principles.
By “economically viable,” we mean agriculture that is profitable and long-lasting. By “environmentally sustainable” we mean the production, processing, transport, and consumption of agricultural products in such a way that conserves natural resources and protects human and ecosystem health. By “socially responsible,” we mean contributing to the needs of the community, including farm families and employees, protecting consumer and worker health and safety, and supporting state, regional and local agriculture in the marketplace. We believe that agricultural producers, consumers, policymakers and public interest organizations must all play a critical role in achieving these objectives.
Policy Considerations for Managing Agricultural Nitrogen
California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment reached consensus on a set of policy guidelines for decision-makers as efforts move forward to address the long-term impacts to groundwater from agricultural nitrogen.May 2013. The Read More »