Among the casualties of California's epic drought is the decision to cut back on the new plantings of permanent crops. Many growers want to use water to save existing trees and vines instead of planting new ones.
1. California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the drought and its growing impact on agriculture with reporters during World Ag Expo in February. To the left of the governor is Secretary Karen Ross of the CDFA.
Penton Media, Western Farm Press’ parent company, produces the official World Ag Expo Magazine and Show Guide. This year’s framed magazine cover presentation to the International Agri-Center (IAC), which produces World Ag Expo, includes from left: Farm Press’ Cary Blake and Forrest Laws; the IAC’s Katy Young, Shaun Wood, and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Sinift; Farm Press’ Sylvia Stark, Vice President and Publisher Greg Frey, and Sandy Creighton; the IAC’s Liza Teixeira; and Farm Press’ Cheri Knoy.
3. Analyst Vernon Crowder of Rabobank predicts fewer permanent crop plantings in California this year. Crowder spoke with Western Farm Press during this year’s World Ag Expo.