A Simple Explanation for the Paradox of How California’s Almonds Boomed in the Drought

By Ria Misra

Something strange is happening in California: A punishing drought has been hanging over the state these last five years. And yet, in the middle of it, water-guzzling almond production is skyrocketing—and has been every year of the drought. What’s going on? The answer lies in an agricultural quirk.

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