Dried up: Poverty in America's drought lands

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  • Erik Kengaard Falls Church, VA
    June 15, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Much of that poverty was imported. If farmers paid paid decent wages, and made greater use of mechanization, there wouldn't be nearly so much poverty.

  • Northern Logan, UT
    June 15, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    Don't they say that every year?

  • davidzet Amsterdam, 00
    June 15, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    1) Tulare (and other Central Valley communities) have had problems with poverty since the 1930s, due to the business model of large-scale agriculture (i.e., cheap workers and large farms).

    2) Groundwater quality is terrible there due ag-pollution.

    (Maybe interview CA "experts" next time?)