Farmers Use Water. Get Over It.

Yes, agriculture accounts for 80 percent of California's water use. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Water, water, everywhere, and not enough for everyone.

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Farming takes lots of water. There’s really no way around that. So I was a little surprised at how appalled many people seemed to be when I mentioned earlier this week that agriculture accounts for about 80 percent of California’s water use and 2 percent of its gross domestic product.

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