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Drought in California impacts natural & organic nationwide

Drought in California impacts natural & organic nationwide

Historical drought in Califonia poses challenges for natural & organic food and raises questions about how geographical focus leaves industry vulnerable to supply chain crises. 

You could call it the perfect dust storm.

First came the hottest winter in 119 years of record keeping—one so blistering it melted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 24% of normal levels by February 2014. Then came the announcement by the California State Water Project, which provides irrigation water for about 750,000 acres of farm land, that it would not be able to deliver any water to its users, thanks to the state’s relentless dro

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