Joe Del Bosque
Farmer, 65, Los Banos/Firebaugh
Despite purchasing emergency water supplies, he is fallowing hundreds of acres of crops and slashing seasonal workforce.
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Displaced worker, 45, Hanford
Laid off as a contract foreman earning $18.30 an hour. After 27 years in farm labor, seeks a new career in solar energy.
Farmer, 52, Firebaugh
Sold off farmland passed down from his father and doesn’t expect to grow anything on remaining acreage as he weighs drilling a well or quitting.
Almond grower, 75, Mendota
Invested in a new well and is thinking of buying more acreage to plant drought-tolerant pistachio trees.