California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

California farmers brace for drought, unemployment
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 7:14am

Strains on water supplies are expected to force farmers to leave fields unplanted

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; 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.

One-third of the Central Valley's jobs are related to farming. Strains on water supplies are expected to force farmers to leave fields unplanted, creating a ripple effect on food processing plant workers, truck drivers and those who sell fertilizer, irrigation equipment and tractors.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/California-farmers-brace-for-drought-unemployment-5198187.php?cmpid=businesshcat
 

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