California Farm Bureau on the state’s drought concerns

Drought concerns are looming for California producers. Highlight the second dry winter in a row, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is just 60 percent of its historical average for this time.

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson speaks with RFD-TV’s own Tammi Arender on current conditions in the state, the ag implications, and what they are keeping an eye on moving forward.

According to Johansson, “We’re heavily dependent on our snowpack, but the problem is when it comes to the [water] allocations, farmers need to make decisions, particularly on row crops... the loss is even compounded when you invest in the seed, invest in the time to plant the fields, and then the allocations don’t come-- sometimes not coming until May and that is just too late for farmers.”

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