According to a new report, more Valley farmland is being replaced with homes and other developments, which could hurt the local economy.
The report says if current trends continue, the Central Valley could lose 300,000 acres of prime farmland to development by the year 2050.
Edward Thompson with the American Farmland Trust said, "The first thing they can do is to keep track of their progress, or the lack thereof. What we've found is, that despite these good intentions, few jurisdictions are actually tracking things, such as: How good is the farmland they're developing? How efficiently are they developing."
A loss of farmland could cost Valley communities up to $190 billion in the next few decades.