Sep 30, 2014

California crop harvest plunges #drought

Sacramento Bee 

Although harvest of many crops isn't complete, production is sure to fall.

Rice: Growers planted 140,000 fewer acres than last year, a drop of 25 percent.

Almonds: Crop estimated at 1.9 billion pounds, down from 2 billion last year.

Corn: Production down by an estimated 45 percent.

Cotton: Acres planted shrank by 23 percent.

Oranges: Crop expected to decline 4 percent.

Grapes: Production expected to fall as much as 9 percent.

Wheat: Expected to fall 40 percent.