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Coalition response…Characterizing farms along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley as “industrial agriculture” paints the wrong picture of farmers who use Central Valley Project water. Almost 4,000 family farms receive CVP water south of the Delta and they share the same supply that their counterparts in the Sacramento Valley do. Maintaining water supply reliability helps farmers provide jobs and support local community economic activity whether it is in Chico or Mendota. Despite claims from Barbara Vlamis and Jim Brobeck, nothing in the State Water Action Plan or Bay Delta Conservation Plan threatens area-of-origin water rights for users north of the Delta. Both plans are intended to increase the reliability of water farmers and others already have a legal right to use.