Drop of Hope for Thirsty Farm Economy

Outlet: The Wall Street Journal

April 26, 2010

RIVERDALE, Calif.—There’s a trickle of new hope in California’s drought-stricken farm economy, as water agencies open irrigation spigots a little more this year, allowing farmers to increase planting and hiring.
After abundant winter rains this year, state and federal officials are increasing water allocations to farmers in California’s semi-arid Central Valley…

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