The goal of the conference, the third of its kind hosted by the Madera County Farm Bureau, is to bring agriculture and community members together to talk about water issues, said Julia Berry, executive director of the Farm Bureau.
"We tried to address what's new and most important in water," she
At the conference, Berry
gave an update on the Farm Bureau
's court win regarding the River Ranch Estates Subdivision, located on the Madera side of the San Joaquin River.
In 2006, a Stanislaus court sided with the Farm Bureau
, the Madera Irrigation District
and the Chowchilla Water District that the subdivision's environmental impact report did not adequately record how the water supply would be affected by the new homes.Berry
said the proponents of the subdivision are currently modifying the report.