Monday, June 1, 2009

Wasting Water

I have heard numerous commments this year from agricultural interests that letting the Sacramento Rivers water run through the Delta out to the Golden Gate is a waste of water, despite the many environmental problems with increased diversion.

I guess it is better to pump it to the desert to grow alfalfa for dairy cows so you can pour the milk down the drain. See this story in the SacBee.

Like many industries, the business cycle in dairy can be tough, and good business people manage the highs and lows. This farmer is a good example.

Simoes, who with his son and six employees milks about 500 cows, expects to outlast the downturn. He didn't expand and take on new debt in the last boom.

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