Corporate agriculture: real people, real victims of the regulatory drought
Author: Brandon Middleton
One of the ways environmentalists justify the regulatory drought is by claiming that the farmers who are losing water due to the Endangered Species Act are nothing more than "corporate agribusiness," or by referring to them as "Big Ag" — as if to suggest that San Joaquin Valley growers are faceless entities without a soul.
Of course, victims of the regulatory drought are large and small operations, not to mention the employees and communities that depend on them for jobs. It is absurd to think, as some environmentalists tend to suggest, that the Endangered Species Act has not hurt ordinary families up and down California. Fortunately, the California Farm Water Coalition has just released this video that who really makes up corporate agriculture in the Golden State: real people! (hat tip: Aquafornia)
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