With little rain, California farmers brace for drought, unemployment, sending ripples far

  • Article by: SCOTT SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 2, 2014 - 12:10 PM

MENDOTA, Calif. — Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance.

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redeye12Feb. 2, 14 1:22 PM

What we are seeing is, in part, the impact of ranching, farming, etc., in areas that were never meant to sustain those activities. But hey, let's waste 6 gallons of water per pot plant per day and drain trout and salmon streams in the process. And how many of the Californians and Nevadans still have swimming pools full of water? And how many golf courses out west are using millions of gallons to keep courses green in deserts? The hypocricy of the these folks is endless.

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