The Air District is now working with farmers to reduce emissions. They are partnering to ensure farmers don't idle their equipment unnecessarily. Still, some tractors have to be turned on. Manuel Cunha with the Nisei Farmers League says, "The machine has to run to harvest almonds." Cunha adds machines also have to be turned on to harvest tomatoes.
The Air District says people can all play a part in cleaning our air by avoiding idling their cars while picking up children at school or at drive-through restaurants.