NEWS
The Great Water War
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Aug 17, 2015 04:15 PM CDT

"We've done all we can do," Dan Errotabere says. "The only other crops to plant are those that don't need any water." His sarcasm is as dry as the 2 square miles of Central Valley soil that, for lack of water, Errotabere has left in dusty fallow. Those empty rows of nothing, more than a half-million acres in all, are the sad emblem of the California drought, four years too long and still baking.

Errotabere Ranches has 5,500 acres, managed by Dan and two brothers. It sits in the highly productive San Joaquin Valley, in Fresno County, midway between Sacramento ...

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