“The small family farm was once the cover story of the American dream. But today, American farms are dying left and right, and American farmers are on their way to extinction — and arguably at a faster rate here in California.”

Drought, withdrawal of water rights and financial issues meant that 400,000 acres of agricultural land was left unplanted. That’s an economic cost of $1.1B USD and almost 9,000 jobs.

Read here: The Extinction of the American Farmer