California citrus farmers pull up trees, dig reservoirs to survive drought (Sept 2015)

“California leads the nation in production of fruits and vegetables, its nearly 80,000 farms and ranches taking in total revenues of $46.4 billion in 2013, state data show.

But the relatively dry parts of the state where much of its farming is rely on irrigation rather than rainwater, and environmental concerns brought on by the drought have led to a sharp reduction in the amount of water for farmers to buy.”

Source: AgWeek, September 2015

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