Two severe storms have now swept California farmers and ranchers with significant rainfall, snow and flooding. And more storms are coming. Another round of late-season weather with more rain, wind and flooding is headed to the central and southern parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service. Extreme weather has caused concern for the spring growing season, where farmers are still picking up the pieces from the first storm.
The number of flooded acres keeps growing, as areas not hit by the January storm are in line for the next one. President Joe Biden, at the request of the California Governor, declared a state of emergency for 43 of the state’s 58 counties. Economic relief is pending, regardless of immigration status or level of damage. Chris Valadez, president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, says California farmers are highly resilient and will “come back stronger.”
Read more on California storm damage and clean-up efforts here.
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