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California's drought means no work for farmers




FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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California's Central Valley is home to a significant portion of the farm workers who live in the state. As the drought persists into a fourth year, many find that the field work is drying up as well.

For more we are joined by Lauren Markham, who wrote about this topic in the current issue of Pacific Standard



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