This political and PR nightmare is not what Central Coast growers — or any farmers for that matter — need. But it’s one that farmers have invited upon themselves by agreeing with cities to take toxic water from wastewater treatment plants and use it to irrigate the crops we eat.
So why do farmers continue to support politicians who regularly vote to cut their water supplies, take their land, and regulate their ability to do business because some well-paid whiner claims that growing the food that feeds the nation isn’t as important as some bug, fish, mammal or reptile?
Today the California Farm Bureau Federation announced its support for Carly Fiorina for US Senate to replace Barbara Boxer.
Take for example the farm groups that consistently gives money to Democrats thinking that maybe someday these Democratic lawmakers might, kind of, maybe see things their way and stop writing laws that take their water, land and livelihoods.
Farmers have long been innovators in many ways. In fact farmers from around the world will gather next week at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA to consider the purchase of new technologies that will further make them more efficient. They’ve had to be more efficient.
So to put it bluntly, Rep. George Miller, D-CA, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, and others including Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA, are directly to blame for millions of tons of top soil that became airborne in places like Mendota and Firebaugh and brought traffic to a stand-still on a major interstate.
While Appleton’s outrage is completely understandable and shared by many, the article by Chronicle Staff Writer Joe Garafoli SF does point out a very obvious facts: Democrat leaders could care less about the Latino population here in the Valley; Latinos, to the Democrats, are mere pawns in their effort to gain dictatorial control of California and the United States.
Fox News and the Sean Hannity show definitely put the Central Valley of California on the map with this show. …