SALINAS (CBS SF) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the drought.

The report released late last month shows California farmers raked in just over $53 billion in 2014. That’s the same year Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency.

Experts say California farmers are weathering the drought because of high demand for crops like almonds and because growers are able to dig deeper, bigger wells to irrigate their fields.

 

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