Farmers Fighting Sprawl In California's Central Valley

In California's Central Valley, farmers form a strategy for steering growth.

"The Central Valley is expected to nearly double in population over the next 20 years. Developers have been paving over about 10,000 acres of valley farmland for new homes every year, and Madera and a string of farming communities are in danger of sprawling together to create a 300-mile long "linear city" along Highway 99 between Sacramento and Bakersfield."

Thanks to Dan Penrose

Full Story: Farmers band together to stave off sprawl

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