There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California

Mother Jones: California is by far the dominant US produce-growing state--source of (large PDF) 81 percent of US-grown carrots, 95 percent of broccoli, 86 percent of cauliflower, 74 percent of raspberries, 91 percent of strawberries, etc. But all three of its main veggie growing regions--the Imperial Valley, the Central Valley, and the Salinas Valley--face serious short- and long-term water challenges. As I recently argued in a New York Times debate, it's time to "de-Californify" the nation's supply of fruits......

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