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California Farmers Facing Drought Are Choosing Empty Fields

  • Growers north of San Francisco pull out of farmers markets
  • Months of dryness ahead for state that’s a produce powerhouse
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In some areas of California it’s so dry that farmers aren’t even bothering to plant crops this season.

Growers north of San Francisco have begun pulling out of local farmers markets and produce-box programs.