...and there's no rain in sight.
No H20 = no produce. And guess where most of the US produce comes from?
Turns out, California produces:
- 99% of the artichokes grown in the US
- 95% of the celery
- 89% of the cauliflower
- 90% of the iceberg lettuce
- 83% of Romaine lettuce
- 83% of spinach
- 94% of broccoli
- 1/3 of fresh tomatoes
- 95% of canned tomatoes
- 44% of asparagus
- 20% of cabbage
- 2/3 of carrots
- 50% of all bell peppers
Let them eat fruit, you say?
Not so fast...
Seems California has pretty much cornered that market, too, producing:
- 90% of the avacados
- 86% of the lemons
- 84% of the peaches
- 88% of the strawberries
- 97% of the plums
- 1/4 of the oranges
According to the US Drought Monitor, 94.25% of the state is experiencing drought conditions, while most of the prime agriculture area of the Central Valley is in extreme drought.
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And that ain't all, folks.
Some particularly pessimistic experts claim the western US is entering a dry spell that could last decades.
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What do we say? Pray for rain.
A wise man once said: "The black horse of the Apocalypse apparently symbolizes famine, since the prices for the wheat and barley are extraordinarily high, as they would be in a time of extreme drought." - Barry J. Beitzel, Ph.D.
"Your heavenly Father already knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." - Matthew 6:32-33
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