California’s Booming Pistachio Industry The California pistachio industry harvested its first commercial crop in 1976. That year, only 1.5 million pounds were produced from 4,350 acres. Almost 30 years later, California has plantings in excess of 150,000 acres with production yielding more than 400 million pounds. California comprises 98.5% of the U.S. commercial pistachio production […]
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The Executive Vice President of Harris Farms in Coalinga (Fresno County), William Bourdeau, wrote this poignant op-ed piece for the San Francisco Chronicle about the sad state of California’s misguided water policy.
In this Mother Jones article, thousands of local CA residents are living without running water due to the extreme impact of California’s Drought.
The blistering drought that has Californians timing their showers, driving dirty cars and staring at brown lawns and empty swimming pools is a “man-made disaster,” according to critics, who say the Golden State’s misguided environmental policies allow much-needed freshwater to flow straight into the Pacific.
Some of the most productive farm land in the world is going fallow thanks to a man-made water shortage. Long-time grower Mark Watte explains his point of view.
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