California Farms Revive

Outlet: Wall Street Journal

April 25, 2011

California’s farm economy is on the rebound after several years of sharp decline, with farmers gearing up to plant thousands of acres of idled fields, rehire laid-off workers and resume buying tractors, trucks and other equipment. Behind the resurgence: The region’s wettest winter since 2006 is allowing water officials to open crucial irrigation spigots after three years of sharply curtailed supplies. Plus, a global uptick in crop prices means the products of California’s vast farm region are seeing growing demand…

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