ORANGE COVE, Calif. (KCBS) — California’s record drought is affecting just about everyone across the state but the Central Valley’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry may be experiencing the impact the most.
Tom Fry has what is considered to be small farm in Madera County—about 250 acres.READ MORE: Human Remains Found Near Kebet Ridge Rd. In Unincorporated San Mateo County
“We have almonds, row crops and turkeys,” he said.
But due to the drought, Fry is farming on just half of his land, relying solely on well water—which doesn’t come cheaply.
“We’ve got one well stuck in the ground; it’s going to cost $50,000 to fix,” he said.