Water issues, struggling dairies cloud California agriculture

Cline, Harry
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/18/2012, p8
The article reports on the problems associated with water supply and the dairy industry which affect overall agriculture in California. According to water attorney Gary Sawyers, outlooks for both water availability and the dairy sector are not all positive. He states that water supply can easily change in the state as evident in the significant decline of water deliveries in 2011. Accountant Paul Anema adds that the Western dairy industry had its worst year in 2009 due to a drop in milk prices.


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