Opinion: For farmers, efficient water use can only go so far

Outlet: San Jose Mercury News

July 28, 2011

For years, some professors and think-tank environmentalists have preached a one-size-fits-all solution to the water shortages harming California family farmers. They say farmers would have plenty of water if they just used it more efficiently and grew “high-value” crops. A subset of that theory holds that if farmers were required to pay higher prices for water, they would be forced to be more efficient and to grow the crops that the academicians consider appropriate…

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