Unpredictable water strangles operations

Farmer squeezes back on acreage as judge’s decision brightens irrigation prospects


Capital Press

Like many Central Valley farmers, Todd Allen says it’s the unpredictability of his water supply that causes the most damage.

Allen is a third-generation California producer who supports a young family by growing mostly wheat and melons on 600 acres of the San Joaquin Valley’s westside.

Producers in that parched region have scrambled to find ways of surviving abysmal water deliveries in the last two years. Allen has held on by planting what he can, which hasn’t been much.

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