Some California almond farmers decide to rip out high-value trees in face of record dry year

  • by: SCOTT SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2014 - 11:15 AM

FIREBAUGH, Calif. — With California's agricultural heartland entrenched in drought, almond farmers are letting orchards dry up and in some cases making the tough call to have their trees torn out of the ground, leaving behind empty fields.

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