Growers in the heart of Central California’s citrus belt could lose entire groves this year because of the state’s epic drought, an impact that will be felt throughout Valley’s Ag-based economy. Some fear the loss of export markets when California can no longer supply fresh-fruit citrus to global trading partners. Many farmers in the federal Central Valley Project’s Friant Division face a zero water allocation this year stand to lose their crop, the investment in a ...

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