Delta Waterfowl Article on the Ca Drought - Good read

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Although the guy featured on the front page has a face for radio......... the article is pretty solid and has some great points about lasting impacts. Good Photos of the drouhgt area also (some from my property.)

I am glad to see were getting some love from Delta Waterfowl out here on the west coast. Any help is good help for the dire situation we're in IMO.

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That was a tough read. Thx Mark for sharing that.
 

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Thanks for posting that. It is one thing to be bombarded by news headlines, but reading the straight up statistics is staggering.

If the drought sticks around for longer, what will farms in Northern Sacramento be able to grow with fractions of the traditional allotments?
 

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If the drought sticks around for longer, what will farms in Northern Sacramento be able to grow with fractions of the traditional allotments?
Its already being talked about. Safflower maybe? Its got a huge taproot and doesnt take much water to make a crop. WIll ducks eat safflower? Maybe we'll pivot to a dove club instead of a duck club???


Crazy to even consider moving to entirely new crops it but its being talked about.
 

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Its already being talked about. Safflower maybe? Its got a huge taproot and doesnt take much water to make a crop. WIll ducks eat safflower? Maybe we'll pivot to a dove club instead of a duck club???


Crazy to even consider moving to entirely new crops it but its being talked about.
Kinda strange though,some boy's up here took out alfala fields and went to planting strawberrys???
 

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Kinda strange though,some boy's up here took out alfala fields and went to planting strawberrys???
Smaller fields cool weather and HUGE returns in strawberries. I know Driscolls has a presence up there. I guarantee strawberries outvalue hay if you look at return per acre. Much more expsnsive to grow them though.
 

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Smaller fields cool weather and HUGE returns in strawberries. I know Driscolls has a presence up there. I guarantee strawberries outvalue hay if you look at return per acre. Much more expsnsive to grow them though.
Driscolls and Cascade are getting pretty heavey up here planting and working strawberrys,they did it back in the late 80's,then went to hay in the 90's,now back to berrys
 

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