#AceFoodNews – July.27: Farmers in California’s Salinas Valley churn out nearly two-thirds of the salad greens and half of the broccoli grown in the United States. Its leafy-green dominance has earned it the nickname “the salad bowl of the world.”
And while the Central Valley’s farm economy reels under the strain of drought—it’s expected to sustain $2.7 billion worth of drought-related losses—Salinas farms are operating on all cylinders, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
What gives? It all comes down to water sources.