From The Fresno Bee:
“On many other farms throughout the [San Joaquin] Valley, growers can choose not to water tomatoes, onions, alfalfa or other annual plantings. Without river water, they’ll use their well water to protect bigger investments in permanent crops, such as almonds and vineyards.
But Terra Bella farmers don’t have many annual plantings. They grow trees, mostly citrus, olives and pistachios. … With no well water and no river water, the 600 growers have no wiggle room.”