Skip to comments.Farm to fork: California drought to drive up food prices in the long term
Posted on 03/12/2014 12:51:59 AM PDT by blueplum
:snip: California is the nation's largest producer of many fruits, vegetables and nuts. But with the traditional rainy season more than half over, farmers are making hard decisions about what crops to plant and how many acres to leave fallow. At least 500,000 prime acres, representing an area the size of Los Angeles and San Diego combined, are expected to go unplanted this spring because of insufficient water.
:snip: While California's drought may be good for growers elsewhere, the state's farmers are feeling increasing stress. Last week, the federal government announced that it will not allocate any water to the Central Valley via the federally controlled Central Valley Project, California's largest water delivery system. The Westlands Water District provides water to nearly 600 farms in western Fresno and Kings counties and now has to contend with an allocation of zero. Roughly 200,000 acres of the 500,000 acres of land expected to be taken out of production this year fall within Westland's boundaries...
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Another industry being destroyed on Obama’s watch by his policies.
In other news:
“Bait fish will be in abundance and smelt”
Is there any rationale for this?
I could be wrong, but it seems like whoever is managing the water distribution was hired for their credentials as an “environmental activist” and not for their scientific credentials. Considering that radical environmental activists have expressed their desire for people to die off, placing such a person in this kind of job may not be the wisest decision.
The fish have survived just fine with water distribution; they will continue to survive.
Somebody do the math, I've only been up for about ten minutes but this just doesn' t sound right. 43,560 sq ft in an acre and those two cities are measured in sq miles
5,280ft X 5,280ft = one sq mile.
Folks in the Central Valley are total and complete cowards. They need to take matters into their own hands and turn this around. Lose your land, income and way of life and do nothing. If Americans in the past had followed this cowed existence there would never have been an America. I have no sympathy for this bunch of gutless, spineless fools.
640 acres per sq mile.
So around 780 sq miles.
In the harebrained effort to save the stupid smelt, they are on track to piss off enough people so much that eventually someone will be driven over the edge, and instead of killing themselves, they will dump a hundred gallons of cyanide or something into the river and poof, the smelt will be extinct.
Let them eat smelt!
No problem once Obama hears how many illegals are out of work he will fund desalination plants.