Tuesday, January 28, 2014

California State Of Drought Emergency.


In California's drought emergency, Gov. Brown declares the obvious.... 


Nevermind this now Emergency  Drought has turned Central Valley into a dust bowl for the last 6 years+.  A steadily groing population also created a situation that contributed to shrinking agricultural land. Environmental issue also added to the woes.

According to Reason.com  "In 2007, federal judge Oliver Wanger imposed limits on the amount of water pumped from the San Joachin-Sacramento River delta to farms in California's Central Valley in order to protect a two-inch endangered fish called the Delta Smelt. As a result, several hundred thousand acres of farmland on the west side of the Central Valley now lie fallow, and many thousands of jobs have been lost. In the city of Mendota, for example, the unemployment rate exceeds 40%. If the bill passes, Obama says he'll veto it."

The top 10 for 2011 gross income
in Stanislaus County:
1. Milk $766.2 million
2. Almonds $628.3 million
3. Chickens $220.1 million
4. Cattle $207.6 million
5. Walnuts $175.7 million
6. Silage (feed) $156.3 million
7. Tomatoes $91 million
8. Deciduous nursery $71.4 million
9. Alfalfa $70.1 million
10. Turkeys $67.2 million