Drought costs California ag $1.84b

Drought costs California ag $1.84b

THE drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30% more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) Center for Watershed Sciences.

In 2015, California's agricultural economy will suffer direct losses of about $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs because of the drought, the report estimates, with the Central Valley hit hard

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