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Monday
Jun162014

Summer 2014

Summer is definately here.  This past week saw record and near record tempatures with highs around 108 degrees f.  The good news is the overnight low tempatures still dipped into the low 70's so we are still seeing fruit growth. 

This year's fruit set looks good, but is too early to tell what will stick on the tree through the summer months.  A lot of pruning and irrigating are the main focus as well as weed control, always weed control. 

Most grower's thoughts are on the current drought and how well the wells will hold up.  Many of us have purchsed water at substantial costs (in many cases, doubling our farming typical farming costs)in case wells do not hold up.  Some area cannot receive purchased water and they must rely on their ground water.  Many growers are pushing out blocks of otherwise good orchards due to the lack of water as well.

Agriculture has done much to be substainable regarding water, and we now need help from our elected officials to help free up some of the water that has been taken away over the past 15 years for fish.  We need not only short term solutions but long term solutions such as additional dams.

Please conserve water as we do and have done for many years.  We are  family businesses, employing many people and trying to get by in this time of crisis.  WE thank you for your help.

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