Why is preserving agriculture in New Jersey important? Proximity to 20 million people and a reliable 50 inches of rain a year are just a couple of reasons. Check out this short documentary on the perils of farming where rainfall isn't as reliable. California's Central Valley is an important food production region that is dangerously balanced on a water supply that is failing the farmers there.
California’s Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States—it yields a third of the produce grown in the country and is the world’s largest supplier of canned tomatoes. But a seven-year drought has threatened the viability of the valley’s farmland, and many rural communities have suffered greatly as a result.
What happens when your town dries up? In California's Central Valley, residents of Stratford—traditionally an agricultural community—describe how difficult t...