12:00am

Thu February 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are California farmers responding to drought?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our series of discussions related to California’s current drought, by looking at how agriculture uses and manages water.   Nearly half of California’s land is devoted to agriculture-- both animal grazing and crops.  And farmers use 80% of the state’s developed water. How is agriculture changing in the face of the drought? How can we prepare for a drier future without hurting this critical sector of the California economy? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Doug Parker, director of California Institute for Water Resources

Mike Wade, executive director of the California Farm Water Coalition

Joe Del Bosque, life-long farmer and owner of Del Bosque Farms in the San Joaquin Valley

Karen Sweet, cattle rancher in Livermore

Resources:

California Institute for Water Resources

The California Farm Water Coalition

The Agricultural Water Management Council 

Forbes: There's No End In Sight For California's Extreme Water Drought

CBS: Facing drought, California will not allot water to farmers, cities

E&E News: CALIFORNIA: As record drought intensifies, organic dairy farmers are the first to face financial crisis

Morning Ag Clips: Secretary Ross on $20M in drought aid

East Bay Express: California Drought Set To Punish Pot Farmers

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