One kind of drought ends for California farms, but another — of immigrants to work in the fields — now looms

One kind of drought ends for California farms, but another — of immigrants to work in the fields — now loomsThere were moments when Joe Del Bosque wondered if his farm could survive. For six long years, Del Bosque, the son of migrant farmworkers who has worked the land his entire life, watched as his 2,000-acre farm here in California’s Central Valley slowly dried up, the victim of a near-biblical drought that many likened to a modern version of the Dust Bowl, when every single drop of water was a precious commodity. It was here on one of Del Bosque’s dusty, barren cantaloupe fields that President Barack Obama strolled on a Friday afternoon three years ago to illustrate his call for action on climate change.



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