Why Almond Growers aren’t the Water Enemy.

September 24, 2015 | Brad Gleason, March 25, 2015, Los Angeles Times Op-Ed

A quarter-century ago, when I first started farming the fertile ground of western Fresno County, my crop was cotton. I wasn’t alone. Back then, the San Joaquin Valley had more than 1 million acres of white gold. Federal water cost me — hard to believe today — only $25 an acre-foot. And there was plenty of it. My neighbors and I irrigated inefficiently by sprinkler and furrow.

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