Farmers Feel the Hardship of Drought

Hosted by

Dawn Birch
Dawn Birch of Flora Bella Farm

We’ve talked a lot lately on this show about the impacts of California’s drought and the state’s new water restrictions. Today, we hear from farmers. Two Central Valley growers discuss how they’ve had to scale back their businesses amid California’s epic drought. One also discusses the state’s new, first-ever mandatory water restrictions, which only apply to urban consumers, not agriculture, even though farms use nearly four times as much water as cities.

Farmers Market

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Farmers Market 3

Credits

Guests:
Dawn Birch - farmer, Shawn Coburn - farmer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal