California Drought Impact Worsens

While it's still too soon to assess the full impact that California's prolonged drought will have on the U.S. agricultural industry, growers and packers in the state's Central Valley region are feeling left high and dry, projecting significant crop losses and significant losses to jobs and state revenue associated with those crops. It's very bad, Wendy Fink-Weber, spokeswoman for

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — While it's still too soon to assess the full impact that California's prolonged drought will have on the U.S. agricultural industry, growers and packers in the state's Central Valley region are feeling left high and dry, projecting significant crop losses — and significant losses to jobs and state revenue associated with those crops.

“It's very bad,” Wendy Fink-Weber, spokeswoman for the Western Growers Association, Irvine, Calif., said of the situation. “T

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