A Consistent Archive of California's Changing Land Use

The goal of the Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program (FMMP) is to provide consistent and impartial data to decision makers for use in assessing present status, reviewing trends, and planning for the future of California’s agricultural land resources.  FMMP produces Important Farmland Maps, which are a hybrid of resource quality (soils) and land use information.  Data is also released in statistical formats--principally the biennial California Farmland Conversion Report

This section contains general information on the Program, to answer the following questions:

You may also be interested in the Guide to the Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program, which summarizes much of the basic material on the program in a single document.