Almonds are now California’s most valuable crop. Only hay covers more acres. But almonds require lots of water, deepening the debate over how best to use that dwindling resource in these drought years.
Almonds are now California’s most valuable crop. Only hay covers more acres. But almonds require lots of water, deepening the debate over how best to use that dwindling resource in these drought years. Photo illustration by Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Almonds are now California’s most valuable crop. Only hay covers more acres. But almonds require lots of water, deepening the debate over how best to use that dwindling resource in these drought years. Photo illustration by Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com

Editorial: State’s growing, and thirsty, almond industry sowing seeds of discontent

February 07, 2015 4:00 PM

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