Climate change is wreaking havoc on California farms, which produce two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts and at least one-third of its vegetables. Farmers cope with reduced winter chill hours, crops blooming earlier, heat waves, and drought, and scientists say the situation will only get worse in the years ahead, resulting in lower crop yields and temperatures so high that some areas will no longer be suitable for the crops growing there today. They are urging farmers to adapt and prepare for that reality. Some families already have. […]
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