Water Deals Heighten Concern for Farms

NYT: The Scissor Ridge region of the Tejon Ranch in Southern California, which environmentalists fought successfully to have preserved. Elsewhere on the ranch, developers are to build a planned community of 23,000 homes, raising the perennial issue of adequate water supplies. Two farmers in California`s San Joaquin Valley are proposing to do with their water what farmers around the country have done for decades: sell it to developers. The farmers pay a maximum of $500 per acre-foot of water from......

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