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Water shortages further cloud farm-labor picture

Issue Date: April 9, 2014
By Christine Souza

An already unsettled labor-supply picture for California farmers and ranchers has become even more so, as the result of drought and water shortages. Many farmers face "zero" allocations under their water delivery contracts. With less water and fewer acres to be planted as a result, observers say the drought may affect the overall number of people seeking work on farms and ranches.

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