Much of California's citrus market is fresh-fruit destined for domestic and international consumers.
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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