Drought Fears Weigh Heavy on Valley Farmers



(6.5.08) COLUSA COUNTY, CA – As a lifetime farmer, there’s not much Woody Yerxa hasn’t seen. But this year’s weather has been hard even for him to comprehend. “I’ve farmed for 35 years,” said Yerxa. “I’ve never ever seen a dry March, April and May like we had this year.” With Wednesday’s official declaration of drought-like conditions in California, some farmers are being forced to confront what a prolonged water shortage could do to their crops — and their profits. Read more


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