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California Farmers Fear, Prepare for Empty Fields

Posted April 17th, 2014 @ 5:52pm by KFBK News

Many of California's farmers fear the ongoing drought will likely force them to let hundreds of thousands of acres sit idle.  

Less supply, they warn, will send food prices skyrocketing.

The hardest hit crop will be lettuce, which takes three-and-a-half gallons of water just to grow one head of the leafy green.

Lettuce prices could jump by 28%, followed closely by avocados. 

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