A & L Laboratories was founded in 1971 by Don Ankerman and Richard Large in Memphis, Tennessee to serve the analytical needs of agricultural clients. Their commitment to provide quality analytical services on a regional basis led to the establishment of A & L Western Agricultural Laboratories.
The Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program is a not-for-profit group, organized and overseen by Central Valley dairy operators. The group's purpose is to reduce regulatory costs for member dairies by administering a representative groundwater monitoring program for dairies. A dairy's membership in good standing in CVDRMP can substitute for the current regulatory requirement to install monitoring wells, and is a lower-cost alternative.
The California Central Valley Dairy Waste and Nutrient Management website tool hosted by Merced County was developed and maintained previously with contract and grant monies from the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB). Merced County thanks the SWRCB and the CVRWQCB for their support.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air District) is committed to improving the health and quality of life for all Valley residents through effective and cooperative air quality programs.
The primary duty of the Regional Board is to protect the quality of the waters within the Region for all beneficial uses. This duty is implemented by formulating and adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water basins and by prescribing and enforcing requirements on all agricultural, domestic and industrial waste discharges.