Having grown up in the Central Valleyand observed the changes over the decades I'm not surprised at this move by "farmers." I recently drove a section of I-5 along the west side of the valley and was amused at the new orchards planted in the same areas where orchards had been been planted and removed decades ago. They were removed when the rights to the needed water were sold to buyers in So. Cal. Now the land is re-planted with water intensive crops, (presumably by new owners) who will likely also sell their subsidised water to the highest bidder. The game stays the same, and not surprisingly, the players don't really change.
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