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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The No. 1 Crime Affecting Farmers...

“Virtually every farmer in the Central Valley has been hit.” Alfalfa was left unwatered for 10 days, and $10,000 worth of it withered, almond trees were also left thirsty, as were melons, pistachios and tomato crops, for weeks on end. The culprits were not the typical ones — heat waves, fires or drought — but thieves, who have been stripping the copper wires out of irrigation systems throughout California. More here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 9:30 PM


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