Water Costs Skyrocket 1,000% Where Half the Nation's Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts are Grown

Photo Credit: Natural News

Photo Credit: Natural News

It is not as if there aren’t any economic factors influencing the price of groceries these days. Transportation alone, thanks to skyrocketing fuel prices, has lifted the cost of everything we buy at the grocery store. Now, one of the worst droughts in U.S. history is making the one thing absolutely vital for food production — an ample water supply — more expensive as well, and that, ultimately, will translate into even higher prices at the market.

To set the stage, back in February the U.S. Bureau or Reclamation released its first outlook of the year, in which the agency found insufficient water stocks in California to release to farmers for irrigation. That was the first time in the 54-year history of the State Water Project that had happened.

“If it’s not there, it’s just not there,” said Water Authority Executive Director Steve Chedester, who noted that it would be tough finding water in the coming year or more. Farmers were to be hardest hit, the official added, stating, “They’re all on pins and needles trying to figure out how they’re going to get through this.”

‘Paying as much as 10 times more’

One way to deal with the drought is for farmers to plant fewer fields, which would mean that early on there would be fewer crops; in the law of supply and demand, when supply is reduced but demand remains high, prices rise.

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  • disqus_iCgF4UjXVT

    Well after this post, I am sure that some will call me a religious freak or a bible thumper, but I think California is being punished for their support of the homosexuals and perverts. The bible is full of stories about countries that turned their backs on Christ and they were punished by a number of different things, and in the case of California, I think they deserve it. I say if you want your state back to the way it was get rid of those Liberal representatives, put marriage back to one man and one woman, Put the perverts in jail, and start living a better Christ like life. It sure cannot hurt and I bet it would help.

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    • Willy D

      Yeah. Our problem is we could manage the water issue if not for that over half the fruits and nuts are making policy on who, and how the water in the state is used.

  • Daddy Kickass

    Fruits and Nuts are a problem everywhere but nothing like in Washington D.C.

  • gwedem5995

    Gee and I thought all the fruits, nuts were in Washington DC.

  • 1_Eddie_1

    Squeezing the middle class to make people poorer has Barack Obama’s name all over it.

    Ahh, but we can’t plant anything else other than corn for our ethanol in other states where water is plentiful. End the ethanol mandate as it is going to create a man made food shortage.

    We also can’t provide water to the farmers in California because of the Delta Smelt. Let the people suffer, save the minnow! Idiots. No, scratch that, this is planned. Agenda 21 is in effect.

    A lot of our problems are because of government involvement, then they come to our rescue. Yeah, right. Hegelian dialectic is more like it.