Why Won't the Gov't Help CA Farmers During the Drought?
Sunday, February 23, 2014
There are some groups I feel the govt spits in their eyes, and farmers are an example of such a group. We've had a drought in CA for four years, and suddenly it's a crisis covered by the news. Farmers in CA provide an estimated 85 percent of some products to the entire country. Yet, due to the govt refusal to help with water, many have said they will either have to close half their acreage and/or watch crops die.
Why refuse this? And why wait 4 years before addressing the problem? Crazy. Yet, we constantly hear of all kinds of wasteful spending going every which way. I don't get it.
Not only do I feel for these hard-working farmers, but also for the consumers who will be spending more and getting produce that has travelled worldwide to get into local stores.
Just another example of an upside down world of changing priorities.
Wishing all a happy,healthy day.