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Jack Vessey is a fourth generation grower in California's Imperial Valley. He grows iceberg lettuce, spinach, spring mix, broccoli, cauliflower. These are important crops here: some 69 million dollars in lettuce is grown here each year, 51 million in broccoli. All told, the produce from California's Imperial Valley will generate more than a billion dollars in farm income each year. But none of these crops would be possible, without hundreds of millions of gallons of water channeled into these valleys from the Colorado River.


 

 

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The broad range of produce from the Imperial and Coachella Valleys has helped make California the nation's top agricultural state since 1948. More than a quarter of California's landmass is used for agriculture which supports 1.1 million jobs statewide

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California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture




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