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The Next California, Phase 1: Investigating Potential in the mid-Mississippi Delta River region

The Next California, Phase 1: Investigating Potential in the Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region, explores the viability of shifting some fruit and vegetable production to an area of the U.S. currently dominated by row crops. The report finds that while California will continue to be a key agricultural state, the mid-Mississippi Delta River region is well-positioned to supplement fruit and vegetable production, contributing to a more distributed and climate-resilient food system. 

According to Jason Clay, SVP Markets, “Every country has a California in its food system – a place we’ve relied on for generations to feed millions of people – and none of them are anticipating the impacts of climate change. The lessons learned from this report should be applied globally, starting a conversation to identify the ‘next Californias’ around the world.”