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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