California Producers Finding Ways To Deal With Drought

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Audio with Mary Holz-Clause, College of Agriculture Dean, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

As California producers continue to deal with the effects of long-term drought; it’s proven to be a mixed bag for farmers. Producers in California remain hopeful things will turn-around soon, and that could come in the form of El Nino later this year providing some releif Mary Holz-Clause is the dean for the Agriculture College at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She says some farmers are better off than others right now.

Cut #1   :38                     DRYNESS VARIES
 

California farmers aren’t just battling the drought however, their dealing with a host of misinformation floating in the public.

Cut #2   :52                      MISINFORMATION

 

She says California farmers are looking at different strategies to cope with the drought situation.

Cut #3   :36                 CHANGES IN PRODUCTION
 

What’s predicted to be a strong El Nino, could provide some relief to California farmers later this year.

Cut #4   :53                CHANCES FOR RELIEF
 

She says whether it’s California or elsewhere, adversity forces farmers to look at their strategies differently.

Cut #5   :47               TURNING THE TIDE
 

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