Farmer's conundrum on water

07/24/2014 2:07 PM

07/21/2014 10:54 AM

Re "A view of Delta tunnels from south state" (Forum, July 20): The Southern California water expert acknowledges that larger freshwater withdrawals via Jerry Brown's tunnel follies would devastate Delta farming industry, yet I read how Brown's cap-and-trade would help farmers receive cash credits.

The farmer's conundrum seems to be no fresh water to grow crops while getting clean air cash. I have no idea how this logically pencils out in the real world of making a living for one's family while providing American grown food for American population.

All this hoo-hah about farm-to-fork seems so pretentious compared to the bigger issues California agriculture faces for all our continued food security.

-- Tim Eyster, Roseville

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