Santiago Perez, center, and Ernesto Camacho check the sprinkler heads in a field of newly planted Chinese Napa cabbage at Tom Ikeda's farm near Arroyo Grande. Ikeda says he normally irrigates his fields about once every two weeks this time of year, but he's now watering at least once a week because of the drought.
Santiago Perez, center, and Ernesto Camacho check the sprinkler heads in a field of newly planted Chinese Napa cabbage at Tom Ikeda's farm near Arroyo Grande. Ikeda says he normally irrigates his fields about once every two weeks this time of year, but he's now watering at least once a week because of the drought. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
Santiago Perez, center, and Ernesto Camacho check the sprinkler heads in a field of newly planted Chinese Napa cabbage at Tom Ikeda's farm near Arroyo Grande. Ikeda says he normally irrigates his fields about once every two weeks this time of year, but he's now watering at least once a week because of the drought. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Water & Drought

February 04, 2014 6:24 PM

Drought creates hardships for SLO County fruit and vegetable farmers

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