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NASA STUDY: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT DOUBLES IDLE FARMLAND ACRES

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NASA STUDY: CALIFORNIA DROUGHT DOUBLES IDLE FARMLAND ACRES

Post by Harry on Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:11 am

NASA Study: California Drought Doubles Idle Farmland Acres

Amy Quinton

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Sacramento, CA | Permalink
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In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, a farmer checks the moisture of land just planted with corn seed on land he farms near Stockton, Calif.

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Farmers in California's Central Valley have left more than one million acres of agricultural land idle all year long, more than double the amount before the drought.

NASA and USGS satellite imagery paints a bleak picture of the effect of the drought on farmland in the Central Valley. 15 percent of all irrigated farmland was idle all year long.

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Two million acres were idle during the summer season this year, when high value crops are usually produced and harvested. That represents an increase of 522,000 acres since 2011, the last time the state had an average or above average rainy season.

“I think it’s no secret that this drought is more severe perhaps than any we’ve had at least in a generation, so the numbers aren’t particularly surprising," says Chris Scheuring, an environmental attorney with the California Farm Bureau. "They seem to be a little larger perhaps than we would have expected and certainly not good numbers from the agricultural standpoint.”

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The largest increases in idle acreage were observed on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley in Fresno, Kings and Kern counties.


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