Westlands Water District: Reaping Riches in a Wretched Region – Subsidized Industrial Farming and Its Link to Perpetual Poverty

Outlet: WaterWired

November 3, 2009

In the last few decades, well over a billion dollars in taxpayer aid has been provided to a few hundred growers in the Westlands Water District (Westlands), which is part of the San Luis Unit of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation‘s Central Valley Project (CVP) in Central California. The CVP is the largest publicly funded water-management system in the United States,..