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Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again
Most Central Valley farmers unlikely to get federal water, again

In another blow to California's parched heartland, federal officials said Friday that for the second year in a row most Central Valley farmers are unlikely to receive water from the region's major irrigation project this summer. The announcement, while expected, means growers will probably have to idle more land — and produce fewer crops — because there is simply not enough water for all of their fields. "It's frustrating that we'll be fallowing the same or more land than last year," said Dan Errotabere, a vegetable and nut farmer in Riverdale, 25 miles southwest of Fresno. "That equates to lost revenue, lost taxes and less employee hours....

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