SACRAMENTO (KCBS)— Cash registers in the Central Valley are seeing less activity these days because there’s less water. The state’s record drought is impacting farm towns in California’s Central Valley in a major way.
David Osegueda, one of the managers at Farmer’s Hardware in Chowchilla, where saw sharpening is only $5.95 a chain, said business had been normal, but lately, farmers haven’t been coming in as much.
“They’re struggling,” he said. Tractor supply companies have taken a big hit.
John Miller sells farm equipment in the Sacramento area. He told KOVR the drought will have a multiplier affect on the farming economy.