CA Groundwater Sustainability Act to hit carrot growers


This in the Santa Barbara Independent:

…growers in the central Cuyama Valley may be required to cut their pumping by as much as two-thirds over the next 20 years. The world’s two largest carrot producers — Grimmway Farms and Bolthouse Farms of Bakersfield, California — would be hardest hit.

…and…

In all, the study found, nearly two-thirds of valley cropland — including carrots, potatoes, grapes, onions, garlic, lettuce, olives, peaches, pistachios, and alfalfa — would go out of production, and gross annual revenues would plummet from $121 million to $45 million by 2040.

Expect more articles like this to crop up as the implications of the Groundwater Sustainability Act continue to emerge.

Link to article here